Center is a demanding position requiring a variety of skills. Truly great centers can do many things well; whether it's launching a sky hook over a leaping defender, forcing your way to the basket to ram home an authoritative dunk, or finding open teammates after drawing attention to yourself.
The best centers are also defensive stalwarts, deflecting or outright stuffing shots and making opposing players think twice about driving to the net. A great big man can also take over in the clutch, carrying his team on his back to victory. All of the centers below could do these things and more, but which ones were the best at it?
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