In this 10th episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by Bob Bajek to reminisce about their favorite paint patrollers of the 1990s.
Inspired by Bob’s “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: When Centers Ruled the League”, they look back on why they loved (or hated) luminaries such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and more.
They also discuss why the “centers are dead in the modern NBA” trope is really just misperception while wondering how the game will change yet again.
Finally, Bob shares how he got started in basketball journalism as well as a connection to Arky’s much-maligned New York Knicks.
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Editor in Chief, TBW co-Founder and Co-host of ‘Basketball by Association’ on TBW. Former Bleacher Report’s NBA Associate Editor (2012-17). Previously served in key B/r NBA columnist, video host and writer training posts (2009-12). Former high school history teacher, basketball coach and play-by-play broadcaster; NBA podcast host, locker room reporter (Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild) and radio host/producer. Former Managing Editor of TravelPulse.com. Appears on NBA radio shows and podcasts across the U.S.