20 Reasons Why the NBA Was Better in the '90s

The League Had Real Centers

Luc Longley would be an All-Star candidate in today's NBA. Proof that the league lacks big men is the exclusion of the center position on 2013's All-Star ballot. In today's NBA, guys like Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, legit seven-footers, are power forwards.

In the '90s, the paint was patrolled by Hall of Famers like Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, and Shaquille O'neal, plus All-Star centers in Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Brad Daugherty, and—father to Brook Lopez's style—Rik Smits.  Although, we do appreciate Joakim Noah's toughness, he's not as talented as the guys mentioned. Now all we're left with is a crippled Andrew Bynum and a spineless Dwight Howard.

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