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Rare Air: Michael Jordan Shatters Backboard

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Before his Championship Glory and 28 signature sneakers, Michael Jordan was breaking backboards in exhibition games overseas. During a Nike Exhibition game in Trieste, Italy, Michael Jordan scored 30 points before shattering the backboard on the opposing team (talk about going out in a blaze of glory). The event took place August 25th 1985 around the same time Michael Jordan won the Slam Dunk contest against Dominique Wilkins.

 

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