Past: Arvydas Sabonis with Karl Malone durability.
He'd arguably be the greatest center of all time. And, no back-to-back titles for Lakers or Pistons.
I'm not sure about that. I mean Shaq used to generally have his way with Sabonis. I can't even remember just how many times Shaq stuffed it in his face. Shaq (when he wanted to & was engaged) had a bigger impact defensively as well.