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Post#1 OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim at t
Mon Jan 7, 2013 9:55 pm by Double Helix

This is a block worth watching.

http://www.nba.com/video/games/wizards/ ... -play3.nba

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Nasty, fearless block. Most would have just moved out the way. And the Wizards won the game, too! Okafor for Bargs to help mentor Jonas? Let's do it!
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Post#2 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:11 pm by J Dilla

That was dirty. RIP Kevin Durant

I've been wanting Okafor for a long time now, if you can swap Oak for Bargnani, you do it in a heartbeat. He won't demand a lot of shots I think he'll be a perfect fit here beside Davis.
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Post#3 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:20 pm by Double Helix

I love how

1) He was tracking the potential layup attempt, turned around to see the pass and went straight up to challenge it.
2) The ref recognized that was a worthy block in the heat of the moment rather than give Durant the star call.
3) They retained possession (more luck than anything but still...)
4) It was 6'11 Kevin Durant going up off two feet, convinced he was going to poster him.

If you don't love that you don't love NBA basketball!
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Post#4 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:22 pm by tracey_nice

it was a foul though :/
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Post#5 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:30 pm by Double Helix

tracey_nice wrote:it was a foul though :/


Bull **** that was a foul! What kind of country club league did you grow up playing basketball in, son? :argue: :laugh: If you don't give a defender some benefit of the doubt for making first contact with the basketball on a dunk attempt where a guy is coming at him full speed to poster him than you might as well just outlaw even trying to stop all dunk attempts. The forces from both sides as they both swatted the ball was insane there.

Doesn't matter that he fell down. Anybody calling that a foul needs to put on their big boy pants and turn off their Thunderstruck DVD.

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Post#6 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:51 pm by SalamiNCheez

Not sure what you're watching, but that was a foul. He got all wrist and didn't even touch the ball.
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Post#7 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:54 pm by JV4MVP

Too bad he couldn't block this

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Post#8 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:55 pm by Double Helix

SalamiNCheez wrote:Not sure what you're watching, but that was a foul. He got all wrist and didn't even touch the ball.


Watch this and press pause at the 10 second mark exactly.

http://youtu.be/GR0EYmD-4hI
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Post#9 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:57 pm by david5773

was meh
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Post#10 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:10 pm by Volcano

obvious foul, nowhere close to thread worthy
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Post#11 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:10 pm by tofu_camby

Clearly got ball, then the wrist on the follow-through.

Nasty block.

It's unfair that guys that challenge dunks always get remembered for being on the receiving end of posterizations. Keep fighting the good fight Emeka!
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Post#12 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:40 pm by carl_english

Would love to have Okafor scrimmage with JV errday.
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Post#13 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:45 pm by ®ated

:lol: calling it a foul...come on now. Clean block.
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Post#14 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:54 pm by Volcano

tofu_camby wrote:Clearly got ball, then the wrist on the follow-through.


yup, he grazes the ball for a split second, but Durant still has the ball in his hands afterwards.

After he grazes the ball, his entire arm is in contact with Durant's arm.

If you pause at the right place, you can see that the ball is still in Durant's hand and Okafor makes no contact with the ball. Their arms are aligned in contact before Okafor pushes it down on Durant's wrist.
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Post#15 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:57 pm by BlaH_

Volcano wrote:obvious foul, nowhere close to thread worthy

tracey_nice wrote:it was a foul though :/


Ken Mauer and Dick Bavetta?
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Post#16 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:01 am by Bank Shot

Just looked Thunderstruck up and Jim Belushi is in it lol
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Post#17 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:03 am by Volcano

®ated wrote::lol: calling it a foul...come on now. Clean block.


BlaH_ wrote:Ken Mauer and Dick Bavetta?


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OWNED NEWBS. Okafor gets NO piece of the ball after this moment.
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Post#18 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:11 am by raptormage

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He gets the ball first, no foul.
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Post#19 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:18 am by ®ated

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Post#20 Re: OT - Okafor rejects Durant above the rim
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:19 am by J Dilla

It was ball first, then contact

I don't know how the rules work when the block leads to a contact
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