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!
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1
200 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
147 61
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs

3
124 70
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets

4
106 57
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

5
137 83
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets

6
110 62
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

7
111 64
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

8
79 43
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns

9
67 37
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

10
71 42
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

11
80 52
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors

12
63 42
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

13
61 43
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

14
55 39
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

15
41 36
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 51
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks

17
43 45
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards

18
39 41
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

19
46 50
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers

20
46 55
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks

21
1 1
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
s27201201 added Philadelphia 76ers

22
27 45
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 47
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns

24
16 39
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Los Angeles Clippers

25
16 42
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets