Who are your top five NBA centers (true position players) in history? #1 GEORGE MIKAN voted the best basketball player of the first half of the 20th century overall (not just centers). The 6'10" Mikan could be a star in today's NBA, but probably as a power forward! #2 BILL RUSSELL changed the complexion and domination of the NBA in defense and rebounding, turning the Celtics from a good team to one of sports greatest dynasties. In his 13 years there, they won 11 world titles, demonstrating himself as the ultimate team player. #3 WILT CHAMBERLAIN left college early. In those days you had to sit out a year before joining the NBA, so he played a year for the Harlem Globetrotters. Wilt dominated the NBA from his first season, and led the league in scoring (37.1 ppg - 10 pts MORE than second place) and in rebounding (27 rpg). Wilt was almost too good to be a team player. He was so much bigger and stronger that his opponents in the 1960s that he could do pretty much what he wanted to do. #4 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR had the best overall career of any center, if not any player, in NBA history. No one has sustained such a high level of play for so long a period of time. For eight years Kareem led the league in rebounding or was second. And his "sky-hook" was magical! #5 Now the rubber meets the road. MALONE, WALTON, EWING, OLAJUWON, ROBINSON and SHAQ all pop into mind. Make your arguments and help me make up my mind . .