Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Basketball is not like football. There is not one single position that can be described as the most important. There’s no quarterback in basketball, no position that must touch the ball on every play for the team to be successful.  Most basketball fans and analysts claim that either point guard or center is the most important position. Yet there are often certain players, at other positions, who control the fortunes of a team (i.e. LeBron James). If you want proof, look at how bad the Cavaliers got after he left. LeBron managed to control the team even though he’s not at one of the two positions generally considered the most important. Guys like LeBron and Kobe control their team’s fate from positions other than point guard and center. Most people consider guys like this the exceptions to the rules and believe that a team requires a good point guard and center in order to succeed. Even if that’s the case, most people would agree that, barring one exceptional player, you need to crea...
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