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Wyoming’s Waddell Lucky to Be Alive After Dunk

University of Wyoming redshirt-freshman Adam Waddell should at least be thankful he can still walk after this play. It’s being advertised on the web as a “backflip dunk.” But what really happened was Waddell had so much momentum going to the basket his legs kept going as he held onto the rim, causing him to flip backwards and very nearly land directly on his head, which could have paralyzed or killed him. He’s lucky to still be alive, let alone unscathed by this accident.

Now if he landed on his feet, maybe we’d be talking about the greatest dunk ever. But for now, we can talk about this awkward-looking play by a kid who might think twice about going in so hard for a dunk next time. Or maybe he’ll just practice his landings…

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March 19, 2009 - Posted by | basketball, ncaa | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

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    Comment by Big Ramifications | June 1, 2009 | Reply


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