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Kareem: Back-to-basket centers gone

Updated: February 4, 2012, 2:19 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who ranks No. 1 all-time in the NBA in scoring, No. 3 in rebounding and No. 3 in blocked shots, is certainly qualified to evaluate today's big men and the six-time MVP doesn't like what he sees.

"I don't think that that person exists anymore," Abdul-Jabbar told 710 ESPN's Mason & Ireland Show on Friday when asked if the lineage of back-to-the-basket pivot men has continued from the days when he played with the likes of ...

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