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Old 07-14-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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there just aren't many good ones.

I'm talking legit big men: 6'11"+ who can really play and bang.
That's why guys like the Collins brothers, Kwame, etc. etc. continue to not only have jobs, but make big money.
That's why young guys like Bynum are deemed valuable.
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Not only are they rare, but they play the most important position in basketball.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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there's more than you think there are
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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This is also why the league has made a transition to valuing talent over size. If you're 6'9 or 6'10 and you have long enough arms and are strong enough you can now play 5, but 15 years ago you would have been considered crazy to think that a guy under 7' could be a competitent center.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #5
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^ Mr. Russell wasn't 7'0
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Mr Russell wasnt around 15 years ago
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Mr Russell wasnt around 15 years ago

Ok... Alonzo Mourning who was around 15 years ago.
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good point

I was goign to try to prove him wrong as well but I couldnt think of anyone
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:15 PM   #9
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Eddy Curry
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Tyson Chandler is a rare big man too. his value has gone up I believe.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #11
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Ok... Alonzo Mourning who was around 15 years ago.
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good point

I was goign to try to prove him wrong as well but I couldnt think of anyone

There will always be an exception. My point was that the overall consesus used to be that centers need to be 7ft tall in order to compete, but in today's NBA we're seeing more and more guys that have PF size and line up at C like Amare, Dwight Howard, Ben Wallace, Emeka Okafor etc.
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Just seems that way because there were a lot of dominant 7'0's 15 years ago. Hakeem (although he wasn't really 7'0 just listed as), Drob, Shaq... Many teams had small Centers like Sean Rooks, Kenny Gattison, Rony Seikaly (all below 7'0 tall).
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Just seems that way because there were a lot of dominant 7'0's 15 years ago. Hakeem (although he wasn't really 7'0 just listed as), Drob, Shaq... Many teams had small Centers like Sean Rooks, Kenny Gattison, Rony Seikaly (all below 7'0 tall).

That's true. Maybe it's just that the lack of talented 7 footers have made smaller centers stand out more. I think the current crop of small centers are more talented (with the exception of Zo of course) and have a bigger impact on the game though.
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Aint Dwight Howard 6'11
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:21 PM   #15
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Aint Dwight Howard 6'11

6'9 and some change without shoes, but yeah he's right at 6'11 I think with shoes.
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