Ranking the Greatest Centers in NBA History

July 28th, 2010 by Darko Mihajlovski Leave a reply »
Welcome back to the "Greatest Ever" series, as we continue with the ranks of the top centers in the NBA History This is a game of the big men who have dominated and marked their eras in style. The first pioneer of basketball was Mineapolis center George Mikan who brought his team five titles Than, the likes of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain just took it to a whole new level and made it a sport. The 70s was the era of dominant centers led by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Walton, and the rest In the 80s, some of the known names of the 70s continued their work, yes, we are talking about Captain Sky Hook, Gilmore, and Walton. After this era, the 90s offered some of the top centers ever in Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, and David Robinson, and with the arrival of Shaquille O'Neal it was even more competitive But in the 00s, the center position suffered a downturn, in which time O'Neal, Yao Ming and a new, strong hope, Dwight Howard, were the only notable centers of the past 10 years. The job of a center is to be a force in the post with nice back to the basket game, to rip down boards and block shots. However, not many traditional big men are left You have Dwight Howard, Andrew ...

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