Jarnell Stokes' younger brother destroys backboard during AAU game

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It's not very often you see this in the world of basketball these days.

Following Shaquille O'Neal's one-man vendetta against rims and backboards during the early years of his career, baskets up and down the country were reinforced to ensure less glass-shattering incidents happened.

However, we had a special treat during an AAU game at the Adidas Summer Championship in Las Vegas as Isaiah Stokes, the younger brother of former Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat man Jarnell Stokes, busted the backboard on a fastbreak.

Stokes went up for a two-handed dunk and went crashing to the ground with glass falling all around him, leaving everybody inside the arena stunned.

The 6'8", 250lb youngster admitted he had intentions of breaking the backboard as he approached the basket, but did not really believe it was within his remit.

As per ESPN, he said: "I had intentions to try and break it. But I didn't think I'd be able to do it. I didn't even know what happened until I was on the floor."

The incident required a trip to the hospital for Stokes as he needed stitches in his left hand and was seen sporting a bandage on his pinkie finger.

His brother Jarnell represents the Sioux Falls Skyfall and was league Most Valuable Player along with Finals MVP as the Miami Heat affiliate claimed their first title.

It was hardly a Shaq-standard dunk, but it takes us back to the good old days of weak rims and baskets. To YouTube to watch some compilations we go!

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