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Countdown To Tip-Off: 32 Days

Today's countdown reminds us that there's more to shotblocking than just keeping the ball out of the basket.

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"Most times you want to try to block a shot inbounds or to one of your teammates. But there are times where you wanna just throw it as far as you can because as a shot blocker, you want to intimidate and sometimes a nice launch gets the message across loud and clear."

-Emeka Okafor