/ Aug 13, 2014 / 2:00 pm
Whenever people talk about blocks, we always picture contemporary players swatting the ball into the fourth row. Dwight Howard does this all to often, sometimes flexing after the fact, which has to vex Bill Russell — the godfather of the touch block to keep the ball in bounds and start a momentum-changing fast break the other way. Regardless, blocks have turned into highlights that can lead Sportscenter’s daily countdown, which is why the NBA has cobbled together the top 10 swats from the 2013-14 season. Read More »
After we posted video of LeBron James stuffing a Tim Duncan shot at the rim, a bunch of haters immediately hit us with the “That’s not so impressive” nonsense.
Well how about this? Tiago Splitter tries to dunk on LeBron and it does not go well for him at all. This is incredible: Read More »
When we started this post, tonight’s Pacers/Heat game was still pretty close. Then LeBron James went full supernova on the Pacers and as we write this, they’re up 13 points.
The LeBron run doesn’t take away from the monster block Roy Hibbert put on Chris Bosh in the third quarter though. Check it out here: Read More »
Reggie Miller described this block as LeBron James going to the “summit” of the mountain to get to to George Hill‘s fast break sure bucket.
LeBron was able to elevate like this just a few minutes after tweaking his ankle: Read More »
Through the first half tonight, the Indiana Pacers front line of Roy Hibbert (11 points, 4 rebounds) and David West (18 points, 3 rebounds) are beasting the Miami Heat.
In the first half though, LeBron James got Hibbert with an impressive block at the rim that was almost identical to the huge one that Roy put on Carmelo Anthony last week.
Watch it here: Read More »
This might not be the prettiest basketball game we’ve ever seen, but it’s great nonetheless. This play symbolizes the slugfest: Carmelo Anthony spins baseline on Paul George and looks to have an easy dunk in the fourth quarter of a tight game. Roy Hibbert slides over and completely stuffs him at the rim. Playoff basketball in full effect: Read More »
Check out this outrageous block last night by Eric Bledsoe in the Clippers/Timberwolves game in L.A. Bledsoe gets bumped guarding Alexey Shved on a high ball screen, and instead on giving up on the play and letting his help defense stop Shved on the drive, Bledsoe turns into a video game character and tracks him down. What follows is one of the best athletes in all of sports elevating and punching the hell out of Shved’s attempt, launching it like it was shot out a t-shirt cannon. Read More »
Kobe Bryant was some kind of comic book character last night in Portland, flooding the Blazers with never-ending buckets and dimes/open looks for his teammates. In the wave of Kobe hellfire came this Trey Burke-style swat on Will Barton, who was thinking he was about to get himself a fast break dunk highlight on SportsCenter. This time though, there was no foul call: Read More »
Last night in Bloomington, while his team may have lost to a tough visiting Ohio State squad, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo – he of many sick highlights – may have come up with the block of the year.
Watch this clip – Victor cannot emphasize more emphatically just how much Shannon Scott needs to get that sh*t out of there: Read More »
From tonight’s Bucks/Spurs game: Watch Larry Sanders track down Kawhi Leonard in the open floor and smack his sure-fire bucket off glass: Read More »