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The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Centers in the Modern Era

Remember when centers ruled the NBA? The position has produced so many awe-inspiring talents, ranging from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the Association moved into the modern era to the David Robinson/Hakeem Olajuwon battles of the early-1990s to Shaquille O’Neal’s unrelenting combination of physicality and finesse as we neared and jetted past Y2K. And though big men’s …

The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Power Forwards in the Modern Era

Power forwards didn’t always have to space the floor. Believe it or not, back-to-the-basket moves once reigned supreme. Just over a decade ago, while Dirk Nowitzki was coming into his own, beasts such as Elton Brand and a young Kevin Garnett ruled the hardwood. Before that, Karl Malone and Shawn Kemp claimed positional supremacy. Earlier …

The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Small Forwards in the Modern Era

Small forward has become the do-everything position in today’s NBA. The best of the best aren’t just tremendous scorers. They can facilitate for their teammates, lock down against opposing wings and rebound the ball with aplomb. One-way standouts have still managed to gain prominence, but no one can touch the superstars who get the job …