Notable members of The Fraternity of Glass Shatterers:
Tiny Gallon, OklahomaThe freshman is the only player on this list to do it without touching the basketball. Gallon broke the glass on New Year’s Eve 2009 in Spokane, Wash., against Gonzaga while trying to regain his balance after being bumped on a failed alley-oop.
Jason Keep, Oklahoma StateCowboys forward did it in a newly renovated Gallagher-Iba Arena on a breakaway dunk in 2000.
Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma StateBig Country did it with a reverse dunk in practice the day before the Cowboys’ took on UCLA in the 1995 Final Four in Seattle’s Kingdome. He broke four backboards over his career, including high school.
Daniel Orton, Bishop McGuinnessNow at Kentucky, Orton did it at Bishop McGuinness in 2008 with Florida coach Billy Donovan in the stands.
Darryl Dawkins, Philadelphia 76ers"Chocolate Thunder” broke two in one month in 1979, ushering in the era of the breakaway rim most gyms use today. Then-commissioner Larry O’Brien threatened to suspend Dawkins if he didn’t stop making it rain — glass, that is.
Michael Jordan, Stefanel Trieste (no, really)Jordan broke a backboard in a 1986 exhibition game in Italy between Stefanel Trieste and Juve Caserta. The game was sponsored by Nike, the parent company of Jordan’s Jumpman franchise.
Jerome Lane, PittsburghAfter Lane did it in 1988, commentator Bill Raftery coined his now-legendary catchphrase, "Send it in, Jerome!” (Lane later played for the Oklahoma City Cavalry of the Continental Basketball Association.)
Shaquille O’Neal, Orlando MagicO’Neal didn’t shatter the backboard, but he brought an entire goal down, sending the shot clock crashing down onto his head in a game at the Meadowlands in 1993.
Darvin Ham, Texas TechHam did it on a tip slam against North Carolina in the 1996 NCAA Tournament and landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated. COMPILED BY DAVID UBBEN