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 Bynum, Greg Oden, Yao Ming, washed-up Shaq, and few more. The rest are power forwards playing on their secondary spot to fill the needs of their teams
This position has by far most depth of any position ever. Here are the top centers through the NBA history