Ranking the 50 best centers in NBA history is no easy task. Players that span across multiple generations have varying factors that make it difficult to rate.
Centers in the NBA are towering brutes with mighty expectations placed on their broad shoulders. They're expected to impose their will on defense and bully anyone who dares take it to the hole.
However, not all centers are created equal. A saying that is particularly true today.
In the end, all the great NBA centers were measured mainly by their ability to lead their team to the promised land.