BbA 10: Favorite Centers of the 90s; Meet Bob Bajek

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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