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Fizer's 10 Favorite Active Centers

Centers and big men are like potato chips... You just can't settle for one... Of course, a team with only one big man with no back up prove to be a problem on different situations... Quality big men are scarce nowadays... Back in the day, you couldn't even choose who to play in an All-Star game, Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, Shaq... WOW. Nowadays, you RARELY find a big man that are "interesting" to say the least. When we say favorite, it doesn't have to be a guy who is best statistically, like a guy who can and will average 29 and 10 a night... Favorite players are hard to explain... You just like them for whatever reasons... Be it because they have loads of potential, or because they are simply dominating... Well, for whatever reason, these guys are the centers that I kept watching the Box Scores to see how they do in a particular game... They are my favorite for whatever reasons of mine... No matter if they suck to others...

10. JaVale McGee- You gotta love the upside this guy has... Long, Freakishly Big and can dunk the ball with ease... He's playing back-up in Washington but you'll never know when he might be able to make it in the Starting Rotation... Probably soon...

9. Shaquille O'Neal- One of the most dominating players the NBA has ever seen... At age 37, Shaq is past his prime and he feels like he can still dominate... That remains to be seen whether or not he can live up to that particular promise he had for King James and the city of Cleveland, to "Win a Ring for the King"...

8. Roy Hibbert- I did not see this coming but Hibbert has been pretty good for the Pacers considering how slow he was in college... But if your boss is a guy named Larry Bird, he has to work to improve... At his size of 7'2, 280, he's a monster waiting to happen... The comparison with Joel Pryzbilla would be one of the worse if he keeps producing 12 ppg and 9 rpg night in and night out...

7. Chris Kaman- I love Kaman because of his offensive game... Sure he's no monster on D but his offense is simply relentless... Hard to suck up that Tyson Chandler's name was in the ballot and Kaman's is nowhere... You can't ignore that he's the consistent Clipper who pours it in every night no matter if they lose or win... That is IF he remains injury-free.

6. Brendan Haywood- Lazy, Lack of effort, Poor work ethic... Brenda... Whatever... As a Tar Heel fan, I love to watch Brendan Haywood... In college I thought he was the "next Shaq" but poor IQ was his problem and in the end he was compared to a guy named Michael Olowokandi...LOL... Still, you have to be impress about his production starting from 2007-08 season where he had career highs much to his opportunity since Etan Thomas missed that whole season... He has been productive ever since... His rebounding numbers are solid enough to earn some of my respect...

5. DeAndre Jordan- When you have that kind of family name, you better do well... In Jordan's case, all he has are untapped potential... Still, at 21, you can't argue that much especially when you know he is capable of putting good numbers once he's ready. His 6'11 frame and athletic ability for a big man is rare. A raw version of Dwight Howard? A better version of Steven Hunter? Dan Gadzuric 2.0 according to quincey? Well, all I can say is he is a guy who intrigues me a lot...

4. Brook Lopez- A guy who will always be one of the steals in a strong draft class (2008). Especially when he got drafted behind Joe Alexander... Brook's game is so fundamentally-sound with a touch of finesse... He has been working hard to keep his Nets afloat but at 0-12 so far this year, things don't look so good now... But with Lopez in a Nets jersey, you could only hope a bright future as a Nets fan of course...

3. Greg Oden- Bill Russell/David Robinson 2.0? Not really so far but he's been working hard to stay healthy and help Portland in becoming contenders soon... He hasn't really dominated the pros compared to high school and college but he's getting there... He just needs to do the following, 1st, develop his post game, 2nd, rebound more, 3rd, stay out of foul trouble but it's easier said than done...

2. Andrew Bynum- Clearly you could see the growth of ANdrew Bynum over the years... The youngets player ever to play in the NBA and the guy who could be the franchise for the Lake Show once Kobe retires... Bynum has been byfar the most impressive center in the West... You could see it in his numbers, 20 and 11... He should be the Starter in the West for this year's All-Star Game... That is IF he remains healthy to stay on the floor... Imagine him and Dwight playing for the Olympic Team in 2012...Yikes!

1. Dwight Howard- Superman is clearing for take-off... Dwight has simply gone from Man-Child to Man-Beast after shocking the world last season. D12 still remains humble and hardworking despite the success he has had over the years... he has lived up to the 1st pick and never hesitated to entertain fans with his sense of humor... It's unthinkable when people realize Dwight is still 23 years of age... It's rare for a center to have an athleticism as excellent as Howard... Keep soaring Superman... We'll be watching...

There you have it... My top 10 Favorite Big Men... Favorite... Not necessarily the BEST but they are the bigs that I love to watch... Who are yours?


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I like it

I don't know if Jordan can be 5 but good.

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Fixer, no love for Noah?

Fixer, no love for Noah? Kinda spazzy, but good at what he does12 rpg this season with around 2 blocks per. He may not be the best out there, but he is winning me over.

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Andrew Bogut is already a

Andrew Bogut is already a top 10 center in the L. Based on #'s alone he's probably top 5.

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He wasnt going on this buy

He wasnt going on this buy best centers in the league its his 10 favourite at the moment i would throw in Biedris from Golden state i like watching him shoot free throws always makes me feel better about my shot

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Nene is so underrated

Nene is so underrated

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comment above =points

comment above =points

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Champzilla

Thanks.. Ur damn smart... Some would begin arguing because they thought they are reading about the Top 10 Centers which isn't right now... I'm talking about my favorites... Big difference right there... LOL

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Yeah, I agree with Noah and

Yeah, I agree with Noah and Nene, Noah's been a monster this season.

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Yeah man... Ur right about Noah... He's playing with passion right now... Sorry to left him off the list... Still, you can't help but notice Joakim's growth as a player and how he transcends into a solid Center for the Bulls... As long as he keeps rebounding the ball, the comparison with Tyson Chandler or Anderson Varejao will be a fading memory...LOL

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