"When I'm at the helm, I cover the whole realm," legendary rapper Rakim professed in "Remember That."

Hasheem Thabeet is a towering figure on the basketball court. His domain is in the lane. He controls the area near the basket with an omnipresent focus, one that's reminiscent of what Rakim described above.

Thabeet swats shots in a hurry and alters the path of many more that float above his remarkably long arms. And dissuades foes from attempting countless shots, too.