Basketball player on a floor - level 2

Basketball player on a floor - level 2

21-11-2013 06:00

A basketball player had an accident. While he played, he dunked the ball through the basket and kept holding the hoop afterwards.

He was too heavy for the structure. It started to move and quickly crashed to the ground while he was still holding the hoop. It was a shocking moment. Nobody expected it. Luckily, he wasn’t injured seriously.

Medics treated him and he returned to the basketball court. Fans greeted him with a standing ovation.

Difficult words: dunk (throw the ball down through the basket), hoop (metal circle which is a part of the basket), basketball court (arena where basketball’s played).

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