The center position is one of, if not the most important position in the game of basketball. It can change the entire facet of a game. If a team has a true post player, then they can run their offense directly through him.
As a fan of who has watched this new generation era of basketball that features prolific outside scorers like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, etc; appreciating the importance of a legit center has been overlooked.
It is entirely unfair when people try to determine how players of this era will do against the true NBA greats before Bryant and James took over the Association.
Here is a list of the top five centers in NBA history.