Backboard-shattering dunks rarely are seen nowadays, which is a shame.

Because as California high schooler Michael Hayes recently proved, few things in basketball are as exciting as a dunk that leaves a backboard in shambles — even if the ball doesn’t go through the rim.

Hayes, a senior at Merrill West High School, intercepted a pass and took off for a seemingly easy fast-break dunk. But not only did he miss the slam, he also ripped the rim right out of the glass.

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Well, that’s one way to leave a mark.

Personally, we hope Hayes keeps the rim, channels Shaquille O’Neal and begins work on his own “shattered rim tree.”