Watch Russell Westbrook Scrape His Head On Backboard During His Alley-Oop Jam

Russell Westbrook doesn’t participate in All-Star Weekend’s Dunk Contest because the format doesn’t allow him to “dunk on people,” and we considered that decision a prudent one. Perhaps he knew the All-Star game offered him a chance to kill opponents with his own brand of savagery during the game.

After setting an NBA record with 27 first-half points, Russ continued to attack, and that included this doozy of a right-handed rim-shaker off the Chris Paul lob. But he jumped so high and with such momentum, his dome grazed the underside of the backboard while still putting it in the cup.

He shook it off to flirt with the record books again at the end…