Top 10 Shot Blockers in NBA History
The Top Ten
Almost 2 inches taller than Shaq, and over 2 inches wider at the shoulder, with a wingspan wider than Yao Ming's.
Higher vertical leap than any 7-footer in history, and would be listed as 7-3 on a modern roster the way they measure players now with their shoes on.
Something like Shaq but noticeably bigger, and a much better jumper; just a shot-blocking monster.
Late in Wilt's career, the NBA was considering adding blocked shots to its list of official stats.
In one of the "test" games, Wilt recorded 26 blocks.
The year after Wilt retired, blocks were officially added, but its quite clear he is the NBA's blocked shot leader.
Wilt blocked more shots than Russell, and they are easily the 1-2 shot blockers in NBA history.
Wilt enjoyed hammering shots far into the seats, in essence saying "not in my house" long before the saying became popular.
This list is from some kid who doesn't know who wilt chamberlain, bill russell, and hakeem the dream is. They are the top three and he doesn't even put them in top ten! Very sad...
Bill Russell would actually block the shot and get the rebound, or block the shot to another player on his team and you would have what amounted to a 4 point swing... The paint was his... Yup.
Bill Russell could tip the ball and force a turnover while Wilt Chamberlain made volleyball swats that went into the third row which only let the other team keep the ball
When you see how he blocked wilt's duck and add all of the fast break points produced after his blocks plus 11 nba rings. He is second to none.
The smartest defender to ever play the game.. He will mentally defend you
The best shot blocker of anyone who was not named Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell.
So Kareem would have needed to average close to 300 blocked shots a game to be higher than Hakeem in blocked shots. Yes he was young and hungry during those years and quite capable of hitting that number but not guaranteed. A little disrespectful to The Dream to assume so easily that he would be 4th or 5th.
I think Hakeem Olajuwon should be number 1 on this list. First of all, I don't even how Serge Ibaka is on this list
I don't think we have to talk about Hakeem's blocking he is all time leader in blocks
I think that Jermaine O'Neal is the best shot blocker of all time. Like when it comes to Jermaine O'Neal and blocking he is the best.
Wilt Chamberlain would chew up and spit out little pieces of Jermaine O'Neal.
Jermaine O'Neal should be number one he is the greatest shot and dunk blocker of all time.
I believe he is the greatest shot blocker of all time
What do you mean "has a total of 1,000 blocks per season"? He only has a total of under 300 blocks per season.
Please Air Congo is the greatest shot blocker I mean that guy is called ibloka the shot blocker in 2012 he blocked the cavaliers like 5 times he even blocked the big 3 so he deserves it okay I know he is only 6 10 a lot of players are bigger some are 6,11 they are great
Serge blocked 3 times in a row once and almost won the Dpoty once he got 1237 blocks in 2011 and blocked Kevin Durant 5 tines in 20 minutes once he should be number 1+ cause he's that good
Serge I'll Block Ya
Shaq and Wilt are very similar, except that Shaq was shorter, slower, weaker, fatter, had less vertical and way less endurance.
He was in intimidating defender, but not a great shot blocker due to his lack of vertical.
Nate Thurmond was awesome and if not for Chamberlain and Russell would have owned the NBA and the paint. He has the first recorded quadruple double... After they started counting blocked shot stats. He was almost as strong as Chamberlain and almost as skillful as Russell... He was a joy to watch.
Quite possibly the third-best of all time, but he played in the shadow of Wilt and Russell.
RIP big Nate.
Two inches shorter than Wilt, with 4 inches less wingspan, and less vertical too. Just another imitator.
Shawn Bradley couldn't block carp but this guy should be second to Bill Russell
He is the best blocker on me because he is good player
#6 lol...Serge #1 LOL no way in hell. Mutombo's top 3 100%
Shut down the paint, helped the Jazz to be a legitimate team.
Weak weak weak!
7 feet, 4 inches tall, and his 3.5 BPG lifetime average is better than anyone else on this list except for Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.
Third best shot blocker after Hakeem and Dikembe
In my opinion, Kareem is numbe 2 on this list. Behind Hakeem
Best ever per 48
I am the one of the haters of Yao Ming because he is the slowest nba player Yao Ming is the best weak guy of all time
Not a big surprise, the guy was 7 feet, 7 inches tall.
Just take a look at the list of most blocks in a single game. Enough said.
7 feet, 7 inches tall; the tallest NBA player in history.
WHAT IS THIS...MANUTE BOL IS THE #1 BEST SHOT BLOCKER OF ALL TIME CHECK HIGHLIGHTS
Easily one of the most athletic players of all time, is tied for most defensive players of the year awards. He is only discredited because of his poor performance at the line.
Even though he is under-sized Ben Wallace has been considered as the best shot-blocker of all time.
He is A midget
He served his military obligation his first two years, and would have easily had another 600 blocks. Another 200 more if he hadn't been injured in 1996-97.
This guy should be top 5 bruh
May or may not have been as tall as Manute Bol; he was a pituitary giant who had the NBA pay for surgery to stop his growth.