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Post-up skills still needed

Originally Published: October 5, 2012
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | ESPN.com

The center position is in a transitional era, especially in the professional ranks. Fewer and fewer teams have what would be seen as a traditional center on their squad. Long jump shots are becoming the standard fare, and people who have followed the game are asking out loud:

Where is the next generation of centers?

This phenomenon is a direct result of the modernization of the game. I can remember when I started to play professional basketball, almost every ...

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