We see far more NBA players getting dunked on than we see players blocking attempted dunks. It happens, sure, but rarely when the dunker has a full head of steam in the open court, and oftentimes there’s a foul involved either way. That’s what makes this clean, incredible block on Tuesday night from the Detroit Pistons’ Jason Maxiell such a thing of beauty. (Keep in mind that though he’s generally not much of a shot-blocking threat as an undersized 6-7 power forward, Maxiell does have a history of dramatic blocks.)
This one’s dirty, kids. Just dirty.