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
211 39
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
157 64
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs
3
133 72
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets
4
146 84
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets
5
111 59
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves
6
116 64
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies
7
116 64
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers
8
84 45
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns
9
73 39
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
10
75 43
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
11
84 55
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors
12
66 44
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers
13
65 45
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat
14
58 40
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls
15
44 38
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
54 54
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks
17
49 52
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers
18
40 43
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves
19
43 48
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards
20
48 57
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks
21
28 49
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers
22
27 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
21 50
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors
24
17 43
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Los Angeles Clippers
25
13 38
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets