i know what you mean in the fact that there just arent very many good ones anymore to have to contend with but that is still the most sought after position in basketball.
I think Allstar game should tell you a "C" is not as important as it used to be. Lakers need future SG, SF, & PF to carry them as Title Contenders in 5yrs & longer.
just look at all this hoop jumping for d12, a guy that shows limited offensive talent, lack of maturity on so many levels and has made the same mistakes since he came to the league. he would be a footnote many years ago but is now the best center in the game.
bynum is held together with duct tape and he could still make 12 per season.
every team is dying to get that dominant force in the paint.
id compare it to having nuclear weaponry, its always good to have but much more fun when nobody else has it.