Basketball The Best Centers of the 2000s  

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In the NBA, the best NBA Centers of the 2000s were the linchpin of the team. The "big man" is normally the tallest man on the team, with a lot of strength and body mass. It's a necessary component for a successful team, so naturally, the greatest NBA centers from the 2000s makes for a great list to look through! Vote for your favorites among the best 2000s NBA centers and down vote the ones you don't think are among the best NBA centers!  

When discussing the top 2000s NBA centers, Chris Bosh has got to be in the conversation. Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard are considered some of the best NBA centers 2000s and many more are in this list!   

So take a look at this best NBA centers 2000s and vote for your favorites! Check out Ranker for some other sports lists to see your next favorite player!
list ordered by

1
203 38
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

2
149 63
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs

3
128 70
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets

4
109 58
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

5
141 84
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets

6
112 64
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
111 64
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

8
80 45
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns

9
68 39
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

10
72 43
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

11
81 54
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors

12
64 43
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

13
57 39
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

14
61 44
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

15
42 37
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

16
50 53
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks

17
40 41
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

18
47 50
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers

19
43 46
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards

20
47 56
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks

21
4 2
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
s27201201 added Philadelphia 76ers

22
28 47
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

23
27 50
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns

24
17 41
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Los Angeles Clippers

25
20 49
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic