It has happened more times than even Dwyane Wade can remember.
Someone gets the ball down low against the Miami Heat, leaps to attempt a dunk - and gets the ball swatted away by Wade, who still finds a way to catch even significantly taller NBA players by surprise with one of his signature talents.
Carlos Boozer, Tyson Chandler, Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, even current teammate Chris Bosh ... Wade's blocked them all, and before too long, he'll be able to say there's never been any player at his size better at blocking shots. Wade has 671 blocks in his career, four shy of matching Dennis Johnson's career mark for players listed at 6-foot-4 or shorter.
''I always take pride in that category,'' Wade said. ''It's something I can call my own hopefully one day, at least for a little while.''
Maybe for more than a little while. Johnson had the 675 blocks, Wade is next on the list, and next up is current Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd with 450. David Thompson ...