Having a strong presence in the paint is a staple of any good NBA team.
Over the years, the New York Knicks have understood this as the high points of franchise history often came down to the play of those at the center position.
Somehow, the Knicks have had more than their fair share of bruising, all-around fives, who've at times dominated the league representing New York.
Just think of some of the great moments in franchise history: Willis Reed fighting through the pain in Game 7, Sweetwater Clifton becoming the first black player to take the court for the Knicks and Patrick Ewing getting fired up as New York finally made it to the big dance in 1994.
With those in mind, let's take a look at the Knicks' top five centers of all time.