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Dwyane Wade On Blocking & Trash Talking Joel Embiid: “It Feels Good”

Published on November 28th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 7,700 views

“Get that shit outta here!”

If Joel Embiid wasn’t aware that Dwyane Wade is the best shot blocking guard of all-time, he learned on this day. He then learned a few seconds later how fun it is to try to guard LeBron James 1-on-1.

After the game, Wade, who put up a nice line of 15 points, 5 assists and 2 blocks, was asked about the block. His smile lit up and he said, “It feels good. I don’t know how many times I’m going to get to play against him so I can say I got him. I got it done. Anytime I block a 7 foot guy it feelsĀ better than dunking on somebody. It’s amazing.”

So, is Wade the best shot blocking guard of all-time? You can argue Dennis Johnson or Michael Jordan have that title but for me, it’s Wade. In 2016, he became the all-time leader in blocks for players 6’4″ and under — passing Dennis Johnson. And there’s only been 13 instances of a guard blocking 80+ shots in a season: Wade has four of them, Michael Jordan has three and DJ & Vince Carter have two.

If you want to spend the next 10+ minutes watching Wade back up my statement by swatting superstars (and scrubs), then scroll past the postgame interview and his full game highlights vs the 76ers.

BEST SHOT BLOCKING GUARD EVER?




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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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