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
218 40
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
164 64
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs
3
138 72
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets
4
117 59
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves
5
120 65
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers
6
147 88
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets
7
118 65
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies
8
87 46
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns
9
74 40
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
10
75 44
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
11
85 56
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors
12
67 46
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat
13
66 45
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers
14
59 40
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls
15
44 39
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
55 54
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks
17
49 53
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers
18
40 44
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves
19
43 49
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards
20
48 58
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks
21
29 50
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers
22
29 52
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns
23
17 44
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Los Angeles Clippers
24
20 50
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Minnesota Timberwolves
25
21 52
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors