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Rodney Glassnor

Rodney Glassnor is part of Macker lore as a dunk legend - a ferocious dunk legend. Now a wellness coach, personal trainer and basketball trainer at the YMCA of the Blue Water Area in Port Huron, Mich., he was also a formidable player on the Top Men’s Court. Gus Macker said Rodney was a quiet guy who let his dunks speak for themselves. "He would just throw the ball way up in the air, grab it on the big bounce and then slam it," Gus said. It came down to Rodney and Basil Hampton, another leaping Macker legend in 1988 at Belding's dunk contest. Rodney power jammed after throwing the ball, grabbing it and flying to the rim. Basil went into the air with finesse and spins before finishing with a slam. It was clearly tied and after multiple mesmerizing dunks in dunk-offs, a sponsoring agent for the contest ran on to the court, grabbed a microphone and declared he was giving the first prize money to both dunkers.

Rodney Glassnor