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Chase-Down Block

What is Chase-Down Block?

A type of block in which a defensive player chases an offensive player on a breakaway to block his attempted dunk or layup. 


Sporting Charts explains Chase-Down Block

The chase-down block became a signature defensive move of Miami forward LeBron James. While he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009, the team started tracking down the number of chase-down blocks he had accomplished, making it an unofficial NBA statistic. He recorded 23 of them during that season.


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