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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 11:01 am  |  10 responses

Slamadaday: LaMarcus Aldridge on Erick Dampier

Taking advantage of lazy defense.

LaMarcus Aldridge will trick you. He’ll sink 14-footer after 14-footer, making your big come out and get in his face. Most of the time Aldridge is long enough to shoot over the defender with ease, but he can also take it to the hole. In this clip, Dirk guards him tight along the perimeter when Aldridge makes a quick cut toward the hoop. He loses Nowitzki with the slightest of ease and bangs one of the helpless Dampier. The value of having a versatile big like Aldridge can never be underestimated. Maybe a handful of other power forwards–Amar’e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh and David West–demand the same inside-out attention that Aldridge does. If Dirk didn’t know this after the game, rest assured Damp said something about it.

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  • riggs

    steve blake obviously heard of my joke of him looking like malcolm in the middle so he grew a goatee, other than that DO NOT BREAK THIS ON THE RISE TEAM UP

  • neaorin

    “Dampier is soft. Quote it, underline it, tape it and send it to him.”

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    Apparently SLamonline is a lot like the Big Guy. I asked for this on Post Up and I recieved. It’s even better the 12th time you watch it.

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    Ericka got got

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Erick is an a lot of similar photos.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Damn Erika, you got smacked! Aldridge is dope, I used to see him waiting at the same bus stop as me a couple days a week when he was a freshman at UT. Longhorns stand up!

  • http://www.hibiahi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    sort of off topic, but did Erica even make a play for the ball on that foul?

  • Glenn

    Sheed deserves that attention too

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    WHERE IS MY COMMENT?

  • Dean Tharp

    I was at that game!
    to bad we lost
    aldridge is a beast

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