Tiny Gallon Shatters Backboard in Oklahoma-Gonzaga Game
The alley-oop didn’t even go in. In fact it didn’t even come close to going in. That hardly mattered, however. As Tiny Gallon went up to try to make a play on the ball, he grabbed the rim and pulled down with all 290 pounds of his body. The backboard glass completely shattered everywhere.
Before I explain what happened here in detail, I think we can all agree that this guy’s name is unbelievable. Tiny Gallon is an enormous big man who shatters backboards. It’s almost a better fit than Paul Bunyan. While Just-in’Love Smith may still hold the title for best name in college basketball, Tiny Gallon is definitely on the map. Anyways, in the second half as one of his teammates lobbed him the ball, he went up to try to throw it down for an alley-oop. He missed the ball, but grabbed the rim with both hands, yanking down and unintentionally smashing the backboard into a million little pieces.
The incident caused a 50-minute delay during which some players went and showered to get all the bits of glass off of them. Although Tiny Gallon’s Sooners were dropped hard by the Zags 83-69, very few people will remember the final score. Hopefully we see more of Tiny Gallon in the future, if only to hear his name.