Typically in an All Star game, the league is showcasing its best talent at every position and giving the fans the chance to see the cream of the 500+ player crop. The point guard position in recent years has Chris Paul, the off guard has Kobe Bryant, the small forward has LeBron James and the power forward has Tim Duncan. But what about the center, a position that once used to dominate the NBA? The 2011 All Star game featured 3 centers, Yao Ming, who never played due to injury, Dwight Howard, and Al Horford. At the time, Howard was really the only one to be worthy of an all-star nod. The position was so bad that a year later the league took the center position off of the All Star ballot all together. The point was that the league was completely dried out of centers.