I'd say David Robinson. Both were incredibly cut big men with good feet although Robinson was a much better scorer. To show how bad centers have become, he would only be the 5th best center if he played in the 90s behind Shaq, Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson.
Probably Patrick Ewing. Ewing really looked like a turnover-prone oaf at times and had a pretty limited offensive game compared to the other top centers from his era. The Knicks actually made a big mistake not bringing in another top scorer to lead their offense instead of building their offense around Patrick Ewing. Ewing would have been much better served just being a secondary scorer while anchoring the defense instead of having to carry the load on both ends of the floor.
mattz1122 Houston Fan Member since Oct 2007 32261 posts Online
re: Which 90s Center Does Dwight Howard Most Compare To?(Posted by mattz1122 on 1/5/13 at 12:09 am to Bench McElroy)
Early Hakeem (Akeem) is another good comparison. He was all athleticism, defense, and rebounding until about 1992. He was also pissed about his shitty teammates and the organization and wanted to be traded (almost traded to the Clippers).