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When he got in the league, being the highest tape-recorded NBA player in history.
Eatons unlikely course to the NBA.
Being found at a mechanic shop.
Playing for Larry Brown at UCLA.
Getting the attention of the NBA.
Assisting the Utah Jazz begin their 19-year playoff streak.
Failing to obstruct Kareem Abdul-Jabbars record-setting 31,421 st point.
Breaking Elmore Smiths single-season mark for blocked shots.
Becoming the very first NBA player to ever record 10 blocks in a championship game (sine tied by Hakeem Olajuwon and Andrew Bynum).
His extremely healthy career.
Utah retiring his number throughout the 1995-96 NBA season.
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images).
Lakers title odds plunge after Anthony Davis injury by John Buhler.
An unique episode discussing the life and career of Utah Jazz legend and record-setting shot blocker Mark Eaton.
A special perk episode of the Over & & Back Classic NBA Podcast talking about the life and profession of Utah Jazz legend Mark Eaton, who unfortunately passed away this weekend.
Subjects in this short episode consist of:.
Mark Eatons excellent resume consisting of leading the NBA in blocks 4 times (1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988), two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1985 & & 1989), and three-times All-NBA Defensive Team (1985, 1986, 1989).
Eatons NBA record blocks-per-game mark (3.5 ).
Eaton being fifth in all-time overall obstructs regardless of only playing 11-years.
Eatons 5.6 blocks-per-game average in 1985, still the highest ever.
Helping the Utah Jazz become one of the NBAs finest protective teams during his career.
Presently 3rd in career Defensive Box Plus/Minus behind only David Robinson and Nate McMillan.