NBA's Top 10 Blocks of the Season
With the NBA Regular Season coming to an end, it is an appropriate time to look at the league's best blockers.
Who are those men who have made it their mission to get a hand on every shot?
The list of the NBA players with the most blocks per game (bpg) has changed dramatically from last season.
Regulars like Marcus Camby, Josh Smith, Chris Anderson, Brooke Lopez, Brendan Haywood and Samuel Dalaembert have all fallen out of the top ten.
Their respective drop-offs can be attributed to reduced playing time, injuries and just poor form.
In their place are a number of new faces, assuming control of the paint and ensuring all but the bravest of NBA players think twice before attempting to score in their house.
So, let's reveal the league's top ten blockers and celebrate their best blocks of the season!
10. Emeka Okafor (1.8bpg)
In this crushing rejection, Okafor is almost shaking hands with Yi JianLian as he brutally denies the weak dunk attempt.
9. Tim Duncan (1.9 Bpg)
Tim Duncan may be getting on in years, but he doesn't seem to be bothered by Father Time in this nice swat against the Orlando Magic.
8. Andrew Bynum (1.9bpg)
7. Amar'e Stoudemire (1.9bpg)
In an amazing display of speed and timing, Amar'e chases down the Washington Wizards' rookie phenom John Wall and blocks his shot off the backboard.
6. Al Jefferson (1.9bpg)
Al Jefferson spikes Emeka Okafor's shot like a volleyball, in this ego-destroying block against the New Orleans Hornets.
5. Darko Milicic (2.1bpg)
Although much maligned in recent years, Darko Milicic has made good on some of the expectations placed on him with his play for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
In this video, he follows up a strong block with a nice dunk finish at the other end.
4. Serge Ibaka (2.3bpg)
The Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler is taught a lesson in humility by Serge Ibaka in this nasty rejection of Chandler's dunk attempt.
3. Dwight Howard (2.4bpg)
2. JaVale McGee (2.4bpg)
In this amazing one handed block, McGee just grabs the ball out of the hands of Wesley Matthews like a parent taking a toy from a naughty child.
1. Andrew Bogut (2.7bpg)
In this video, the league's top basket defender takes down the usually dominant Amar'e Stoudemeire.
Not only does he send Stoudemeire's shot back, but he follows it up with a monster dunk in the lane on the other end.
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