Who Is The Best Center Of All Time?
Who is the Best Center Of All Time?
Pretty Simple Question Real Hard Answer
30.1 PPG 22.9 RPG 54%FG 51.1% FT 45.8 MPG
50.4 PPG 25.7 RPG 50.6% FG 48.5 MPG 61.3% FT
24.6 PPG 11.2 RPG 2.5 BPG 55.9% FG 72.1% FT 36.8 MPG
34.8 PPG 16.2 RPG 57.4% FG 68.9% FT 44.2 MPG
15.1 PPG 22.5 RPG 44% FG 56.1% FT 42.3 MPG
18.2 PPG 24 RPG 46.7% FG 61.2% fT 42.5 MPG
21.8 PPG 11.1 RPG 3.0 BPG 51.2% FG 71.2% FT
24.3 PPG 14.0 RPG 4.6 BPG 50.1% fG 71.3% fT 36.9 MPG
21.1 PPG 10.6 RPG 2.9 BPG 51.8% fG 73.6% fT 34.7 MPG
29.8 PPG 10.7 RPG 3.3 BPG 50.7% fG 74.9% FT
24.1 PPG 11.0 RPG 2.3 BPG 58.1% FG 52.7% FT 35.2 MPG
29.7 PPG 13.6 RPG 3.0 BPG 3.8 APG 57.4% FG 52.4% FT 40.0 MPG
21.0 PPG 9.8 RPG 2.4 BPG 50.4% FG 74.0% FT 34.3 MPG
28.6 PPG 10.9 RPG 4.0 BPG 55.1% FG 77.5% FT 38.6 MPG
23.1 PPG 13.4 RPG 40.4% FG 78.2% FT 34.4 MPG
28.4 PPG 14.1 RPG 42.8% FG 80.3% FT
20.6 PPG 12.2 RPG 1.3 BPG 49.1% FG 76.9% FT 33.9 MPG
31.1 PPG 14.7 RPG 1.5 BPG 51.9% FG 76.2% FT 42.0 MPG
13.3 PPG 10.5 RPG 2.2 BPG 52.1% FG 66% FT 28.3 MPG
18.6 PPG 14.4 RPG 3.2 BPG 52.8% FG 69.7% FT 34.8 MPG
My Vote goes to wilt and for me the thing that stands out most is George Mikan
Shooting 40% from the field and shot 38% 2 times on his career
While Bill Russell won the most championships and got the best of Wilt Chamberlain, I still give it to Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt Chamberlain literally changed the game of basketball, the lanes were widened because of him. Also, you have to add George Mikan to that list and Patrick Ewing both were very good as well, oh an Shaq.
My vote goes to Wilt because he literally changed the game.
I'm not saying Shaq is the best, but you have to at least put him on that list...
Who knows what wouldve happend with those players in the nba today. Would Wilt have been as dominant as he was back than. who knows. The talent level was definatly different in all eras. so its hard to compare players.
But i do know that shaq should definatly be considered on that list. Prob top 3 centers of all time are:
I go with Chamberlain, Abdul Jabbar, Russell and Shaq
ya, shaq not being on the list is a joke especially when you have david robinson on there. david robinson is not near the center shaq was. top 5 is wilt, russell, kareem, the dream, and shaq.
Where Mikan? The man played with a broken leg....
I would go with Kareem anyways.
best i've seen since watching ball:
u got 2 say wilt stat wise
whoever can average
50.4 PPG 25.7 RPG 50.6% FG 48.5 MPG 61.3% FT
it wood be ridiculous not to say he's the best as far as stat's goes
most chip 11 and averaged 22. reps and beat Wilt in many chip series
whyyouhating ^^^^^^ still got say dem stats is outrageous
Most dominant c of all time would be SHAQ..... HE WAS UNSTOPPABLE, BUT FOR THE BEST C OFF ALL TIME MY VOTE GOES TI THE MOST UNDERATED PLAYER EVER KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR..... GUY SCORE FREAKIN 38000 POINTS.... HE COULD AVERAGE 50 IF HE WAS PLAYING FOR STATS.... The Dream is also very close.... I dont want to say Chamberlain or Russel cause those guys were playing in time were height of c was 6.6 and most of those guys couldnt jump 4 inches of ground.... put shaq,kareem or hakeem back then i bet they could average same numbers....
Of all time I would go with Russell. He was the perfect player to play against Wilt (who played for himself). Russell was all about the team. May not have been the most skilled, athletically gifted, or stat driven but a winner.
Since Bird and Magic entered the league, I'd have to go with Olajuwon. Best defensive center since Russell. He has more combined blocks and steals than any other player in the league. He absolutely slaughtered Ewing, young Shaq and David Robinson. At his peak he was the best player in the league (because MJ was playing baseball). 2 rings, 2 finals MVP, 1 MVP, 2 time DPOY, multiple time 1st team NBA.
I think there is a consensus top 5 list at least.
Russell - The consumnate teammate. Dominant defender and rebounder and the ultimate winner in pro basketball.
Wilt - Statistically the best center off all time but he played in an era where he dwarfed most other players and also was not as much of a winner as Russell, Shaq or Kareem.
Kareem - Most skilled offensive player of the group, 6 NBA championships. And if longevity has any impact he gets the nod there as well, played effectively till the age of 42. Averaged 17.5 PPG at the age of 40!
Hakeem - Highly skilled offensively and defensively. Dominated in every facet of the game. Very consistant game to game and season to season. Offensively he averaged over 20 PPG every season for the first 13 years of his career and averaged over 26 points per game four years in a row. Defensively he twice averaged over 4 BPG and 2 SPG in a season!
Shaq - A force to be reckoned with and the most physically dominant player down low since Wilt. Elite offensive player with 4 nba championships and 3 finals MVP trophies.
I think ultimately I would choose Abdul-Jabbar. He won more championships than anyone except Russell. Was better offensively than anyone except Wilt (I would say him and Shaq were about equal though). And was better defensively than Wilt and Shaq.
On a sidenote, I don't think he was as good as the top 5 but if Ewing, Mikan, Robinson are getting shout outs I think Moses Malone deserves some consideration as well. Three time MVP. Career averages over twenty seasons; 20.6 PPG, 12.2 RPG. Best season; 1982, 31.1 PPG and 14.7 RPG.
I didnt forget about shaq,
well, remember i was 13, well he told me to get out of the computer and to Study for the FInals
Ima edit it right now
Without a doubt Kareem. He won everywhere he went(even Milwaukee!) and played both ends of the court. Top 10 are:
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2. Wilt Chamberlain
3. Bill Russel
5. Hakeem Olajuwon
6. David Robinson
7. Moses Malone
8. George Mikan
9. Bill Walton(when healthy)
10. Patrick Ewing
I couldnt really watch any of these guys in their prime except for a few games,
but i dont like the looks of George Mikan's Shooting Percentage
40% to be one of the greatest centers of all time is not acceptable