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Old 07-01-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Toughest shot to block over the years

Most everyone is familiar with with Abdul-Jabbar's sky hook, practically ompossible to block, I saw Wilt block it once, Nate Thurmond got to it maybe2-3 times over the years. Jamal Wilkes behind the ear shot was tough to block as well.

Elgin Baylor could "hang" in the air and shoot from the side of his head, real tough to block

Here's one few recall or ever saw, when Wilt first came up and for his initial 2-3 years he patented the fallaway bank shot, from either side of the lane, he would dribble a few steps away from the backboard, turnaround and shoot a 15 to 18 foot bank off the glass, Russell never could get to that shot. Wilt also perfected the finger roll that became George "the Iceman" Gervin trademark, he'll tell you that Wilt was his model

Connie Hawkins had the biggest hands and longest fingers I've ever seen by any player, he could literally wrap around the ball making it impossible for it to be stolen

Which are the toughest shot to block in your opinion?
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

I think Kareems Sky hook. If you are defending him one on one, there is no way you can get enough reach to block that shot before it is released. Plus his Kareems length really made it impossible to block consistently. The space created by his body and the angle of the shot made it very very difficult to defend
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

1- Kareem's hook
2- shaq's backdowns to dunks
3- Reggie Lewis's baseline fadeaway jumper
4- MJ's turnaround jumper
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:00 PM   #4
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KG's shot is damn near unblockable
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

Shaq's jumphooks and 1 handed shots were nearly impossible to block in his prime.

He was taller, longer, stronger and more athletic than anyone who guarded him. He also had excellent footwork and quickness.

KG's turnaround and Kareem's skyhook are up there as well.

KG always had an athleticism advantage as well as a height and length advantage and then you factor in the high release and great footwork to create space.

Kareem's skyhook may win though. He almost never faced anyone his height, he also had possibly the highest possible release on that shot and tremendous footwork to set it up.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #6
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KG's shot is damn near unblockable
agreed, he gets his hands over his head, and it's a consistent jumper too.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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1- Kareem's hook
2- shaq's backdowns to dunks
3- Reggie Lewis's baseline fadeaway jumper
4- MJ's turnaround jumper

Definitly one of the hardest shots to block.

2nd in mind to come is Mj's turnaround jumper
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_zXjuebDXo

now.. try to block that...
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:26 PM   #10
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

Both Wilt and Nate got the skyhook at times. Kareem said so himself(about Nate at least). I think I saw Bill Walton get it in a clip from 77 too but im not 100% sure.

And the hardest shot to blook would have to be Manute Bols "Space hook" or Ralph Sampsons sweeping hook. You could block it from behind I guess(Ralphs) since he kinds started it low but it would be hard as hell to do it straight up.

Also Jack Sikma, and Larry Bird who both shot from behind their heads a bit. And robert Parish jumper came from like 9'5'' in the air I bet. And he could body you while he shot it which made it hard to get off the ground im sure.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Toughest shot to block over the years

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KG's shot is damn near unblockable

There are two blocks in this video, I'm looking at the second one. If that's the shot you're talking about than I would have to say, it's blockable.

Rasheed also has a arsenal of moves in the low post that are very difficult to block.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #12
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #13
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KG's shot is damn near unblockable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIlFljy6NqY
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:22 PM   #14
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I would have to say any shot Dirk Nowitzki takes considering they are all fade aways and he is 7 feet tall.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:28 PM   #15
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1- Kareem's hook
2- shaq's backdowns to dunks
3- Reggie Lewis's baseline fadeaway jumper
4- MJ's turnaround jumper

being thrown to the ground kinda prevents any type of defense you could have put on that shot
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