Pro Basketball's Greatest Ball HawksNBCSports.com has just published my article titled "Pro Basketball's Greatest Ball Hawks." It is currently being featured on their main NBA page, accompanied by photos of Julius Erving, Kevin Garnett and Hakeem Olajuwon.
"Pro Basketball's Greatest Ball Hawks" discusses the sport's most versatile defenders, members of the "100/100 Club": players who accumulated at least 100 steals and 100 blocked shots in the same season. Erving is the club's "founder" and "president," since he is the first player to officially accomplish the feat (the NBA did not record steals and blocked shots until 1973-74, one year after the rival ABA began tracking those numbers). He had 12 such seasons, tied with Olajuwon for the all-time record. Garnett, one of five players who had "100/100" seasons in 2005-06, has done this eight times, trailing only Erving and Olajuwon.
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Pro Basketball's Greatest Ball Hawks
posted by David Friedman @ 2:32 PM