NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Mar 23, 2011 / 12:00 pm

We Reminisce: LaPhonso Ellis’ Monster Block is Better Than JaVale McGee’s

After the talk of JaVale McGee‘s elimination of a Wes Matthews baseline drive in today’s Smack (you can see it here), one of our loyal readers, DJ Leon Smith, reminded us of this piece of work from LaPhonso Ellis back in the day:

For my money, I’ll LaPhonso’s block. Ellis only goes 6-8, and was never really known as a sick athlete, while McGee is a freakishly athletic seven-footer who just competed (well) in the Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in L.A. Plus, LaPhonso’ s post-block mean mugging is better.

What’s the best block you’ve ever seen?

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  • That’s What’s Up

    …and of course Mutombo has his back and does the finger wagging for him

  • TL

    That is a man’s block. Did they call out of bounds after? haha

  • http://www.art176.com art

    “and was never really known as a sick athlete,”
    well you don’t remember, before his injury he was rebounding and dunking like crazy…

  • http://250aspirin.blogspot.com DJ Leon Smith

    Thanks for the credit guys. Much appreciated.

  • boomshakalaka

    OOooohh, sorry but your money is no good here!

  • Promoman

    @ art

    You’re not lying. He’d block, dunk, and rebound all day. He was athletic as hell.

  • Stylez G. Write

    That was a block and a rebound!

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  • crossphaded

    Oh yeah! I remember this block…they used to replay it all the time in the old NBA commercials and on Inside the NBA. LaPhonso and his flaring nostrils! LOL

  • Lee

    God dam knee injuries robbed us of a talent. Would have been good seeing this guy go up against Kemp for a few years.

  • iannyb

    That’s just wtrong,he robbed the dude of his manhood right there

  • Nyeme

    When Deke came with the finger wag right after….This is the greatest block in my eyes.

  • JJ

    My favorite as a Lakers fan is Shannon palming Mario West’s lay up.

  • AllDayEveryday

    best block of all time