Central Michigan’s John Simons Was Nearly Crushed By a Collapsed Backboard (Video)

John Simons nearly crushed by backboard

John Simons is lucky to be alive and well today. ¬†And that’s no joke.

The Central Michigan forward was nearly crushed during Saturday’s game¬†against Northern Illinois after a Pete Rakocevic two-handed slam caused the backboard to come within inches of collapsing on top of his head.

It was almost a scary scene at the NIU Convocation Center. You can watch it unfold in the video below:

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