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JasonJohnHorn
04-01-2012, 06:21 PM
They can both serve as a momentum changer and boost team moral, but which do you think is more entertaining to watch; blocks or dunks?

Discuss

Cal827
04-01-2012, 06:30 PM
Blocks. Some centers can constantly dunk it. I remember those Laker teams with Shaq basically dunking the ball basically 90% of the time he got it inside.

Blocks do two things: prevent a potential scoring play for one team, and sets off your team. A lot of times a block leads to a fast break opportunity since the opposing team is usually not expecting it.

Tmath
04-01-2012, 06:34 PM
The crossover

FraziersKnicks
04-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Blocks. Some centers can constantly dunk it. I remember those Laker teams with Shaq basically dunking the ball basically 90% of the time he got it inside.

Blocks do two things: prevent a potential scoring play for one team, and sets off your team. A lot of times a block leads to a fast break opportunity since the opposing team is usually not expecting it.

Not always the case, look at the play today when Bradley blocked Wade. Amazing block, got the fans hyped, and the ball falls to Battier for a three pointer. Obviously in the scheme of things that extra point didn't matter, but it could of...

Dunks are a sure fire two points, and when answering this poll, I was thinking of poster dunks that usually result in a free throw opportunity. I will never tire of seeing a poster dunk.

Ebbs
04-01-2012, 07:01 PM
I think a monsterous dunk is more excviting, but I owuld argue a block is more impactful.

Ezio
04-01-2012, 07:29 PM
Not always the case, look at the play today when Bradley blocked Wade. Amazing block, got the fans hyped, and the ball falls to Battier for a three pointer. Obviously in the scheme of things that extra point didn't matter, but it could of...

Dunks are a sure fire two points, and when answering this poll, I was thinking of poster dunks that usually result in a free throw opportunity. I will never tire of seeing a poster dunk.

Not always.

GoPacers33
04-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Dunks are more entertaining but blocks are most influential to games

PhillyFaninLA
04-01-2012, 07:40 PM
I picked blocks because it takes skill and timing to block, a short guy can block a tall guy if they use the effort and good timing.

World class athletes that can jump can dunk so its not as impressive to me as it is to most.

FraziersKnicks
04-01-2012, 07:40 PM
Not always.

When has a dunk never been two points? :confused:

Ezio
04-01-2012, 07:51 PM
When has a dunk never been two points? :confused:

When you miss it.

FraziersKnicks
04-01-2012, 08:16 PM
When you miss it.

I would've thought the OP is asking about successful dunks and blocks.

Because if you're making that argument, then I can say blocks don't always prevent scoring possessions when you get dunked on...

blastmasta26
04-01-2012, 08:20 PM
A block is better than a dunk in normal circumstances, because blocks are less frequent. However, a poster dunk builds momentum like nothing else.

magichatnumber9
04-01-2012, 08:52 PM
ask avery bradley

LAKobeBryant
04-01-2012, 09:18 PM
ask avery bradley

lmao but everyone thought wade was going dunk it, it was just a block layup. and yes its a nice block.

Raph12
04-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Depends on the block and the dunk being compared, for example; I'd get way more hyped watching this block (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dziVjMKgi4w) over this dunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPoOrEXrlV0&feature=player_detailpage#t=13s); but I'd get a lot more hyped up if I saw this dunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Vy0lDk_A&feature=player_detailpage#t=2s) over this block (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cUONiqVn-M).

todu82
04-02-2012, 08:14 AM
Blocks for me