Today’s NBA game is full of stars, but who is the best player in the NBA? The game and the way players get to the pros has changed somewhat, but stars are still everywhere to be found. Surprisingly the center position may finally be on it’s way to become an important part of the game again. Despite more and more teams taking the ‘positionless’ approach, a number of big men are prime to take the league by storm.
In terms of the over all stars or best players in the league their are three key names that must be mentioned. Steph Curry, Lebron James and Russell Westbrook seem to be the leagues primary superstars. Perhaps the next tier of stars would include the likes of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. These players have collectively become the face of the league.
It’s been a few years since the center position was of much relevance in the NBA. This is however slowly changing. When speaking of the league’s best centers the conversation has to start with DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins is a star in the making. If he can only find a way to stay away from controversy, he should be huge. After Cousins, up and comers like Karl-Anthony Towns, Andre Drummond and Al Horford are making the center position important once again. These guys are not quite the big men of yesterday, like Shaquille O’Neal or Hakeem Olajuwon, but they are a step in the right direction.