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No. He's a pretty good shot-blocker, especially from his position, but he'd be hard-pressed to become the first.
 

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It would be VERY hard for a SG/SF to lead in blocks. Much of the time he has to chase guys coming off of picks. He can help on other shooters, but he will only get so many chances per game.
 

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He would need to average 2.5 blocks a game for the next 12 years to even surpass the greats...

Josh Smith is a "good" shot blocker, but he isnt even better than AK... he is the youngest shot blocker to reach 300 because he entered the league a lot younger than the others.. if Hakeem entered the league 3 years earlier.. he would of had 300 blocks in his first season.. and too become the youngest player to do that... just making a point... not to mention young players will also wear and tear quicker and retire younger.... maybe mid 30s....
 

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hes an outstanding blocker but he gets most of his blocks because he has outstanding athleticism. once that dies, his shot blocking dies with him.
 

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He would need to average 2.5 blocks a game for the next 12 years to even surpass the greats...

Josh Smith is a "good" shot blocker, but he isnt even better than AK... he is the youngest shot blocker to reach 300 because he entered the league a lot younger than the others.. if Hakeem entered the league 3 years earlier.. he would of had 300 blocks in his first season.. and too become the youngest player to do that... just making a point... not to mention young players will also wear and tear quicker and retire younger.... maybe mid 30s....
As great as hakeem was, that's nearly impossible.
 

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He won't. He'll probably be up there if he has a long enough injury-free career b/c he started so young but to catch up to Dikembe, Olajuwon & guys like that will be tough. Once he gets more offensive minded his defense might drop off a little bit. I don't think he can average 3.5-4.5 blks in a season like Dream & Mt. Mutombo.
 

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DuMa said:
hes an outstanding blocker but he gets most of his blocks because he has outstanding athleticism. once that dies, his shot blocking dies with him.
Here is the correct answer. Thanks for all your contributions, but no more are necessary.
 

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Man, this post made me think he had some ridiculous game blocking shots. Looked it up, and all he had was THREE!? Ah, man. That's nothin.
Talk about ridiculous, that huge block tonight against Wolves is just plain nasty.

But back to topic, I don't know about him surpassing the all time leader in block shots but he certainly can surpass the all time leader in blocking highlight shots.
 

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As great as hakeem was, that's nearly impossible.
Why? Hakeem had more than 300 blocks in a season 3 times in his career and he had 297 another season. He didn't hit 300 during his rookie season, but David Robinson did and then picked up at least 300 blocks in his following two seasons as well. Mutombo (3 times) and Ewing (once) both got there too. I'm sure some of the other great shotblocking centers also reached the 300 blocks-in-a-season plateau (surprisingly Shaq never has, although he came very close as a rookie). What's impressive about Robinson and Hakeem is that both had 300 block seasons in years when they only played 68 and 70 games, respectively. Of course, Hakeem also had a 374 block season (in which he played all 82 games) which is almost beyond belief.

The league hasn't seen a truly great shot blocker in a while, but that doesn't mean they didn't exist. Josh Smith isn't even close.
 
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