Dwight Howard has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for the past two seasons and is one of the premier shot blockers in the league.
But is he the best shot blocker the league has to offer?
After a rim-rattling, high-flying dunk, a shot sent back to its sender is one of the most exciting plays in basketball.
It is such a sought after skill that players such as Mark Eton, Manute Bol, Dikembe Mutumbo and Tree Rollins have made a name for themselves solely based on the fact that they can reject a shot.
It takes a lot to block a shot; height, intimidation, timing, hops, athleticism and patience, but if done right, it can get the crowd off its feet like nothing else on the defensive end of the floor.
This season, the NBA is ripe with shot blockers, so here, for your enjoyment, is a ranking of the top 25 shot blockers in the league.