It was simple, really. Our photographer, Keith Major, asked Dwight to dunk the basketball. Keith was crouched on a trash can under a basket in the empty Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy gym, which placed Keith nearly eye-to-eye with the bottom of the net. “OK Dwight,” Keith said, “Just run in and dunk it.”
When a backboard shatters, it sounds sort of similar to a gunshot or a car backfiring. The first real reaction, which was achieved in unison, was jubilation.
— Lang Whitaker, SLAM Magazine (09/07)