Kriss
Earlier this month

Top 10 centers of all time

Just saw this cool YouTube vid of the Top 10 centers

It's about 6 years old but I think the order holds true

1. Kareem
2. Olajuwon
3. Bill
4. Wilt
5. Shaq
6. Robinson
7. Moses
8. Ewing
9. Unseld
10. Parish

Thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Larry Seinstock

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

1)Olajuwon
2)Russell
3)Sabonis
4)Chamberlain
5)Kareem
6)Shaq
Then no particular order but wouldn't have Parish there, really needed Bird and McHale, was serviceable and had longevity but nothing really special. Mikan for his time, Ralph Sampson a what if, Mutombo defensively.

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Dribbler  
Earlier this month

Paul Rees

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proud  
Earlier this month

Hakeem definitely getting the respect that he deserves. I feel Admiral is up too high on the list but it's a great conversation topic.

Interesting that there was NBA at 50:top 50 players of all time centers that missed out such as Dave Cowens, George Mikan (changed the rules to stop him), Willis Reed and Bill Walton... any love for those guys?

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Neb  
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Michael Olowokandi

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Neb  
Earlier this month

Kwame Brown

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Curtley  
Earlier this month

That first list is spot on except u may swap robinson for moses.

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robt.  
Earlier this month

For his 1-game cameo as centre in the finals, Magic did well. A career ave of something over 40 in pts, got plenty of boards and still dished a bucket-load of assists, too. Was that '84?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Shaq number 1 or 2 for mine, but it is too hard to number 1-10! A clear top 5 Shaq, Kareem, Olajuwon, Wilt and Russell but too hard to number them. You could argue a case that the entire list "changed the game" at a point in time. Shaq with power and agility, Olajuwon versatility, Wilt size and strength, Russell with smarts and changing the game defensively and of course they banned the dunk in college because of Kareem!

Others to garner top 10 mention:
Walton, Mikan, Cowens, Elvin Hayes, Sabonis, Mutombo, Ben Wallace (DPOY 4 times), Alonzo Mourning.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

1. Mike Dunigan

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Shaq number 1 or 2 for mine, but it is too hard to number 1-10! A clear top 5 Shaq, Kareem, Olajuwon, Wilt and Russell but too hard to number them. You could argue a case that the entire list "changed the game" at a point in time. Shaq with power and agility, Olajuwon versatility, Wilt size and strength, Russell with smarts and changing the game defensively and of course they banned the dunk in college because of Kareem!

Others to garner top 10 mention:
Walton, Mikan, Cowens, Elvin Hayes, Sabonis, Mutombo, Ben Wallace (DPOY 4 times), Alonzo Mourning.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Your spelling is like a 6yo. This is Australia!

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Yinka Dare  
Earlier this month

Never saw chamberlain or russel play. Doubt they would dominate today like they did against 6'7 centres in the past. This is a list of best centres I’ve seen play.

So I’d go
1. Kareem
2. Olajuwon
3. Robinson
4. Shaq
5. Ewing
6. Mourning
7. Parish
8. Wallace
9. Mutombo
10. Daugherty

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Hilarious when people mention terrible players as an attempt at humour, champagne comedy. Keep it up funny guys, waiting for a Jim McIlvaine, John Koncak, Stacey King or Pervis Ellison reference.

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proud  
Earlier this month

What about Steve Scheffler, he was a bench warmer for the Sonics during a time they had no quality centres?

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Curtley  
Earlier this month

Sadly it looks like no all time blocks records will ever be broken anytime soon with the new 3 point game and no one taking mid range shots.

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Udog  
Two weeks ago

Hakeem was another level. No 7 footer has ever moved like that guy did.

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