10 Best Of NBA Blocks
A block or a blocked shot can be the most thrilling part in a basketball game and here we are going to talk about the 10 best of NBA blocks of the 2009 to 2010 season. A block occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a shot from an offensive player. It is said to be legal if the block occurs when the shot is travelling upward and the defender has not touched the offensive player’s hands or otherwise.
- LeBron James obliterates Monte Ellis (1/11/10). In the game of Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors, Ellis got a harsh reminder from LeBron James as to what happens when you don’t make a strong finish on the basket.
- J.J.Hickson denies Dwyane Wade (2/4/10). In the early part of the game between the Cavs and the Heat, Hickson subjected Wade to a brutal break away knock.
- Ronny Turiaf stuffs Kobe Bryant’s dunk attempt (12/29/09). In this NBA game between the Warriors and the Lakers, Turiaf stuffed the attempted dunk by Bryant in the third quarter of the match.
- Manu Ginobili snuffs out Kevin Durant (2/24/10). A block to remember is a one in the Spurs vs. Thunder NBA game. Ginobili saved the game for the Spurs by crushing a Kevin Durant dunk.
- Dwyane Wade on Spencer Hawes (1/23/10). The block by Wade of Hawes’ shot is simply priceless and a pleasure to watch.
- Shane Battier blocks Three Kings (3/3/10). Shane Battier has proven to be a defensive specialist of extraordinary abilities and has given a commendable block. Also, he is one of the best defensive players in the NBA over the past decade.
- LeBron James destroys Rajon Rondo (10/21/09). In a preseason game between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, James was in rare form and became the master of the block in the NBA for the season. He gave a super block to a shot by Rajon Rondo.
- Lau Amundson stuffs Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol (3/12/10). This was an amazing and incredible NBA block, right from the start to the finish. Amundson came from the blind side of Gasol and blocks the shot. Then, Bynum grabs the offensive board but not to beat Amundson, who violently swats Bynum’s shot and grabs the ball.
- Dwight Howard’s “Catch” block of Andres Nocioni (1/12/10). This, being one of the super blocks in which Howard not only catches the ball, but also brings it down and hands it off to Michael Pietrus to allow for transition points.
- Richard Jefferson crushes Tony Douglas’ Lay-up (3/10/10). This NBA block by Richard Jefferson is no doubt the best block of the year. Not only did the ball fly very far and fast, the most of all season but also, one could hear the sound of Jefferson’s hands making contact with Tony Douglas’ lay-up attempt.