Top 10 NBA Shot Blockers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . more.

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.

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2 Bill Russell Bill Russell William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.

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.

Come on now the greatest Defender ever!

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3 Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.

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.

Its obviously him if he has the most blocks out of anyone EVER.

NBA blocking leader

He should be number 1

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4 Nate Thurmond Nate Thurmond

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.

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5 Dikembe Mutombo

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

6 Mark Eaton

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 Bobby Jones
8 Alonzo Mourning
9 Patrick Ewing
10 Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

The Contenders

11 Manute Bol

7 feet, 7 inches tall; the tallest NBA player in history.

12 Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Ben Camey Wallace is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University and signed with the Washington Bullets as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, more.

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.

13 David Robinson David Robinson David Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association for his entire career.

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

14 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Third best shot blocker after Hakeem and Dikembe

15 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.

He was in intimidating defender, but not a great shot blocker due to his lack of vertical.

16 Gheorghe Mureșan

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.

17 Shawn Bradley
18 Jermaine O'Neal Jermaine O'Neal Jermaine Lee O'Neal is an American former professional basketball player. The 6 ft 11 in, 255 lb forward-center had a successful high school career and declared his eligibility for the 1996 NBA draft straight out of high school.

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

19 Josh Smith Josh Smith
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