The Evolution of The Center Position in The NBA


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  • Rasmus Lindholm Kirk
    Rasmus Lindholm Kirk  4 hours back


    • Dane Levi
      Dane Levi  6 hours back

      You forgot Manute Bol

      • Adam Jauregui
        Adam Jauregui  11 hours back

        I love this video bro amazing thanks for the info amazing again I never thought of the center like that I guess I never paid attention to them this video is the very reason I subscribed mind blown how you broke down everything so easy a person like me who is pretty dumb lol good job

        • Raphael Tan
          Raphael Tan  1 days back

          content jumping all over the place..

          • Joe Piazza
            Joe Piazza  2 days back

            And Marc Gasol finally got his title but it was with defense, point guard level vision and the 3. lol. He only looked like a traditional offensive C a few times but boy when he did he bailed the Raptors out because their offense looked 1-dimensional and way too easy to stop until he started dominating the paint.

            • Joe Piazza
              Joe Piazza  2 days back

              2:55 the Stilt with the goaltend. lol

              • Christopher Leigh
                Christopher Leigh  3 days back

                Is it me or are you pronouncing center as "Sensor"?

                • daddy shark
                  daddy shark  3 days back

                  7:54 mans started rapping😂😂

                  • Mrki Mrkic
                    Mrki Mrkic  6 days back

                    you did miss.. so why yo udidnt separate Jokic as new evolution step.. bigm man playmaker?

                    • M Chi
                      M Chi  1 weeks back

                      main issue is people are just too athletic and strong now for slow bigs to do anything now.. its just an evolution of human beings.

                      • g barnwell
                        g barnwell  1 weeks back

                        Kareem was unbelievable!

                        • Jason Castro
                          Jason Castro  2 weeks back

                          3:40 His hand is glitched

                          • Big Chief342
                            Big Chief342  2 weeks back

                            You said Cousins over Jokic or Kat or even A.D? Cmon now next vid but thanks. 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣

                            • Mr.E
                              Mr.E  3 weeks back

                              6:57 that camera moment could never be recreated if they tried

                              • Trey Ivey
                                Trey Ivey  3 weeks back

                                Shaquille Rashun O'Neal.......enough said! Most dominant force ever!

                                • Trey Ivey
                                  Trey Ivey  3 weeks back

                                  Centepede great points. The dream outskilled a third year shaq who had to learn how to win. Then shaq got ousted by Jordan and Malone and Stockton. So Shaq then had to understand his talent. From that point he changed the game. His size and agility led to a three peat from which only Jordan...Mikan...and Russell achieved. Just giving my opinion but u made valid points.

                                • mcentepede
                                  mcentepede  3 weeks back

                                  Can't hit free throws though and his rap songs were laffable at best, his movies like Kazaami was unwatchable when I was a still is. He was a dominant center though the Dream outskilled him. Nobody wants to mention this, but Shaq finally came into his NBA rings and dominance when there was a lull in great centers. All the greats were gone or retired or old. Kareem, Ewing, Dream, Robinson, Parish, Malone. Not sure when this was never brought up though.

                              • Jeffrey Cattelino
                                Jeffrey Cattelino  4 weeks back

                                Joel spoken jole

                                • Tom
                                  Tom  4 weeks back

                                  Joel and KAT both have MVP potential and the ability to along with Zion bring back the post game

                                  • DeAndre Page
                                    DeAndre Page  4 weeks back

                                    The NBA is a GUARD'S LEAGUE in 2019. 😀😀😀
                                    Deep 3-pointers by Steph Curry & Damian Lillard.

                                    • DeAndre Page
                                      DeAndre Page  4 weeks back

                                      In 2019, LOW POST area needs to be empty for slashers & backdoor cuts. 😀😀😀
                                      Golden State Warriors like Small-Ball & a Death Lineup with Draymond Green & Kevin Durant as bigs

                                      • Truckie101 gross
                                        Truckie101 gross  1 months back

                                        lol. My eighth grade team didn’t have a center and we still won our championship.

                                        • DrCalebe
                                          DrCalebe  4 weeks back

                                          Hustle wins games 💪

                                      • Uncle Dre
                                        Uncle Dre  1 months back


                                        • sbadude1
                                          sbadude1  1 months back

                                          You think Yao could play in today's league?

                                          • A Chicken Nugget That can talk

                                            Legend of winning : and famously bill russell won 11 nba championships
                                            Me: come again?

                                            • Tcs 10s
                                              Tcs 10s  1 months back

                                              2:25 George Milan actually won 5 titles not 4

                                              • Jim Vollmer
                                                Jim Vollmer  1 months back

                                                Bob Pettit was a forward. I watched him in his rookie season with Milwaukee — the Hawks. Great position player. Good shooter and rebounder.

                                                • Big Hoss
                                                  Big Hoss  1 months back

                                                  watching this in 2019, 17:27, literally the bucks

                                                  • Joseph Cruz
                                                    Joseph Cruz  1 months back

                                                    hey kareem abdul jabbar is a 6 time nba champion not 3 time, 1970, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.................,

                                                    • Proto Dead
                                                      Proto Dead  1 months back

                                                      @Joseph Cruz what the?

                                                    • Joseph Cruz
                                                      Joseph Cruz  1 months back


                                                    • Joseph Cruz
                                                      Joseph Cruz  1 months back

                                                      Hey mr S. What matter is the count.....

                                                    • Proto Dead
                                                      Proto Dead  1 months back

                                                      Well, kareem abdul jabar played in 2 different eras if you actually watched the video

                                                  • Alexander Cooney
                                                    Alexander Cooney  1 months back

                                                    Great video!

                                                    • Bruce Ramirez
                                                      Bruce Ramirez  1 months back

                                                      why doesn't the NBA do yearly patches to their system similar to patches in video games? Like for next season, they can buff the center position by removing the 3-second rule or move the 3pt line a couple inches further to nerf the 3 point shooters.

                                                      • Tracy S
                                                        Tracy S  1 months back

                                                        I love listening to someone who knows and appreciates the history of the game.

                                                        • Tracy S
                                                          Tracy S  1 months back

                                                          #Bill Walton won two championships

                                                          • Todor
                                                            Todor  2 months back

                                                            You didn't mention Divac and Sabonis?

                                                            • Dominic McCloy
                                                              Dominic McCloy  2 months back

                                                              3:47 was i the only one confused?

                                                              • Jason Tea
                                                                Jason Tea  2 months back

                                                                I think it's because the overall trend of moving from techniques and fundamentals to athleticism and power. This favors small players and not big players.

                                                                • rolland mousseaux
                                                                  rolland mousseaux  2 months back

                                                                  Sean Elliot played center in college....if their point guard was getting too much pressure Sean Elliot would play point guard (ala Magic Johnson)....another to be put in that group with gasol and duncan and Bosch of agile tall men who could play center though nba forwards....Sean Elliot played with Duncan and Robinson so never was called upon.....

                                                                  • ben franklin
                                                                    ben franklin  2 months back

                                                                    Awesome channel, I appreciate all of your hard work!!!!

                                                                    • Dante Kyle
                                                                      Dante Kyle  2 months back

                                                                      Great video.

                                                                      • paa yaw osafo
                                                                        paa yaw osafo  2 months back

                                                                        Jokic is the future of the center position!!

                                                                        • Sheryaar Khan
                                                                          Sheryaar Khan  2 months back

                                                                          I love the vid but once he mentioned bob pettit as a center I wanted to dislike. Old man bob a 4 and nothin else

                                                                          • Matthew D. Flint
                                                                            Matthew D. Flint  2 months back

                                                                            great video. the highlighted stats segments cut the history up perfect. thanks.

                                                                            • xlnt2new
                                                                              xlnt2new  2 months back

                                                                              Bill who? That big piece of garbage should be in prison - not given credit for being good, he was good at being a complete asshole

                                                                              • __
                                                                                __  2 months back

                                                                                Mans didn’t even mention Steven Adams

                                                                                • Kingstyles05
                                                                                  Kingstyles05  2 months back

                                                                                  I don't see it as evolution because their has been big men who can shoot since the 80s. I more so consider it a change in playstyles.

                                                                                  • Shea Davis
                                                                                    Shea Davis  2 months back

                                                                                    3:43 is it just me or is his hand floating

                                                                                    • Gannon Rice
                                                                                      Gannon Rice  3 months back


                                                                                      • nate kibble
                                                                                        nate kibble  3 months back

                                                                                        This sounds like dom2k

                                                                                        • Cassius Felix
                                                                                          Cassius Felix  3 months back

                                                                                          I think the centre position went through the biggest changes through out the years.

                                                                                          • EzMoney95
                                                                                            EzMoney95  3 months back

                                                                                            The NBA blows balls now
                                                                                            I can go to local YMCA and see the same bull shit game