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
121 27
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
96 36
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

3
90 48
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic

4
62 32
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

5
72 41
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Yao Ming Houston Rockets

6
69 39
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Ben Wallace Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
69 40
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

8
54 34
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

9
47 28
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Alonzo Mourning Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

10
47 29
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns

11
42 29
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Webber Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

12
37 25
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

13
41 32
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors

14
36 29
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tyson Chandler New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

The Best Current NBA Centers

15
29 22
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

16
32 29
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Nenê Denver Nuggets

17
34 35
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

18
27 29
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Al Jefferson Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

19
30 33
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers

20
35 44
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls

21
20 29
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marcin Gortat Orlando Magic

The Best Athletes of All Time

22
19 31
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks

23
12 22
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Chris Kaman Los Angeles Clippers

24
15 32
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Anderson Varejão Cleveland Cavaliers

25
13 29
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

26
10 25
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

27
11 27
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors

28
11 29
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Bill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

29
13 33
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Zaza Pachulia Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

30
13 35
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

31
10 30
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

32
10 30
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kendrick Perkins Boston Celtics

33
6 26
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chuck Hayes Houston Rockets

34
6 29
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets