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Throwback to LaPhonso Ellis’ MONSTER block

This play is absolutely savage.

LaPhonso Ellis 1993

LaPhonso Ellis had an impressive (though short-lived) career with the Denver Nuggets, known for his freakish athletic ability on the court and his pure class off of it. Unfortunately for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Brian Davis, Ellis would show off his athletic abilities in one of the greatest defensive plays in NBA history:

Perhaps the best part of this video is Dikembe Mutombo pointing his finger at Davis after Davis had his shot blocked/stolen/destroyed/eaten by Ellis. He didn’t even block the shot but even Mt. Mutombo, the great shot blocker himself, had to acknowledge how awesome this play was!

Thanks for the memories, Phonz!