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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.
The way NBA players are measured today, with basketball shoes on, Wilt would be listed on the team roster at 7-3 tall.
He also had the highest vertical of any 7-footer in NBA history, and a wingspan several inches wider than Yao Ming.
There has never been another physical specimen like Wilt in the NBA.
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.
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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.
He should be number 1
Its obviously him if he has the most blocks out of anyone EVER.
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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.
RIP big Nate.
Shawn Bradley couldn't block carp but this guy should be second to Bill Russell - 2storm
Best of all time
Greatest of all time in blocking, not by numbers but his blocks mattered more than anyone elses
Shut down the paint, helped the Jazz to be a legitimate team.
There is a great YouTube video where Mark Eaton tells the story about meeting up with Wilt Chamberlain in a gym. Even Mark Eaton [all 7-4 of him] was in awe!
7 feet, 4 inches tall.
7 feet, 7 inches tall; the tallest NBA player in history.
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.
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
Third best shot blocker after Hakeem and Dikembe
He was in intimidating defender, but not a great shot blocker due to his lack of vertical.
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.
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. - DavidHayes
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2. Wilt Chamberlain
3. Nate Thurmond