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

2
111 44
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

3
103 57
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic

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77 38
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

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85 48
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Yao Ming Houston Rockets

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82 46
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Ben Wallace Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

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78 46
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

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54 32
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns

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60 39
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

10
51 32
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Alonzo Mourning Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

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49 31
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Webber Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

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42 28
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

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45 33
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors

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39 30
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tyson Chandler New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

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

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Nenê is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Nenê Denver Nuggets

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

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37 37
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers

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29 31
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Al Jefferson Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

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38 46
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls

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22 34
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks

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Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marcin Gortat Orlando Magic

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14 25
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Chris Kaman Los Angeles Clippers

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17 32
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

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16 35
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Anderson Varejão Cleveland Cavaliers

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11 27
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

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12 30
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors

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15 35
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Zaza Pachulia Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

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12 32
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Bill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

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12 33
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kendrick Perkins Boston Celtics

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11 34
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

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13 39
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

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Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chuck Hayes Houston Rockets

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8 32
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets