Check out Boomer, the Indiana Pacers' mascot, smashing a backboard at a high school game.

Boomer must be a little heavier these days.  The Indiana Pacers' mascot totally shatters a backboard during a New Palestine vs. Triton Central high school basketball game.  At least, Boomer did a successful Shaquille O'Neal impression

I love the reaction by the student body.  Everyone pauses for a second to digest what just happened.  Once they realize that everybody is unharmed, they go crazy.  I can sense what was going through some of their heads; "Whoa.  He just totally broke that backboard.  Wow.  Is anybody hurt?  No.  Well, shattering a backboard is pretty cool!  Let's go crazy!"  Gotta love it.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.