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Larry Sanders reveals his shot-blocking secrets

| March 1, 2013

Category: Bucks Player Features

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Everything in 2013 is MUST READ. Or THIS. There’s a lot of hype surrounding a lot of basketball blog posts. Some are worthy of that all capitalization consideration, while others are more hype and fancy words than substance.

Learn more about Larry’s blocks. Also, how phenomenal is this picture? (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Matt Moore’s feature on Larry Sanders is no hype and all substance.

Matt had the chance to watch tape of Larry Sanders blocking shots … with Larry Sanders. Sanders gave feedback on the various blocks and explained why he did what he did, his thought process and whether it was the player or the angle that made him react as he did.

This is a fantastic use of access to a player plus access to technology that really defines what’s great about being a basketball fan in 2013. I’ll give you a sneak peak, but PLEASE click-through and read all of Moore’s post, watch all of his videos.

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  1. Justin says:

    I block, therefor I am

  2. Ted says:

    I dont know about you fellow Bucks fans but reading about Larry saying that he wants to try to add taking charges to his game makes me a bit nervous. Bogut was great at that but his body took a big time toll with all of those spills to the floor.

    • Sillybilly says:

      I think Bogut’s body took a bigger toll from the freakish arm breaking and ankle breaking catastrophes, along with chronic back problems… not so sure taking charges ever got him sidelined.

      • sp says:

        i dont think there is much need for larry to take charges because he is so good at shot blocking, guys like ersan are undersized and slow so taking charges is something they need to do

        • Sillybilly says:

          Yea I’m skeptical about Larry taking charges as well…. but in Ersan’s case being slow doesn’t mean a player is better off taking charges, in fact a player has to be somewhat quick and more importanlty quick to react to be in position to take a charge in the first place.

          The need to draw charges rather than defend shots probably says more about a player’s aggressiveness and jumping ability than their quickness or reaction time.

          I have a love/hate relationship with Ersan’s proclivity for being run over and so do the referees.