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Harlem Globetrotter 'okay' after hoop scare

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Much known for their style and flair on the court the Harlem Globetrotters have become a global attraction, admired by the Basketball world and beyond.

But William 'Bull' Bullard proved that the Globetrotters are human after all this week, as after slam dunking, his rim-grab went down with a bang, quite literally, as he was crushed against the court underneath the hoop.

That's right! The 29-yeard-old 6ft 4in guard managed to pull the whole structure down with him. Fortunately, his only injury was a cut sustained above his eye, caused by the backboard’s rim catching him, after it had shattered all over the guard.

Amazingly, Bullard left the court without support from the medical team and later returned to courtside after having his cut treated, to watch the rest of his side's exhibition match in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during the teams’ tour of Central America.

In a statement on the Harlem Globetrotters website, they said: "Bull is okay. This isn't the first time the Globetrotters have shattered a backboard during a game. Last year, we shattered TWO backboards in ONE game."

Clearly, the team saw this as adding to the extreme range of stunts that they display across the world, adding to the crowd's excitement.

For fans in England and Scotland excited by this, the Globetrotters are coming over in 2014 as part of their world tour, but it is unlikely to see a Globetrotters defeat as remarkably, they have a loss percentage of just 1.5%, having not experienced defeat since 2006.

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