basketball The Best Centers of the 70s  

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In the NBA, the top 1970s NBA centers were the most important part of the team. The man in the middle dominated that particular era of basketball. 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 70s makes for a great list to look through! Vote for your favorites among the best 70s NBA centers and vote down the players you don't think are among the greatest NBA centers from the 70s!

When discussing the best 70s centers, Wilt "The Stilt" will never be far from people's thoughts. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton are considered some of the best NBA centers of the 1970s, and many more are in this list! 

So take a look at this best NBA centers 70s and vote for your favorites! 
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70 12
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

2
54 12
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors

3
42 14
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

4
32 9
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Artis Gilmore Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

5
30 9
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Bob McAdoo Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

6
38 19
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

7
23 8
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Wes Unseld Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets

8
23 8
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Bob Lanier Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

9
18 4
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
RobLein added Dave Cowens Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

10
28 13
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Willis Reed New York Knicks

11
13 7
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Spencer Haywood Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

12
13 10
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Walt Bellamy Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, New Orleans Jazz

13
11 10
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Darryl Dawkins Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

14
8 7
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Jack Sikma Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

15
6 5
Sam Lacey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Sam Lacey Kansas City Kings, Cincinnati Royals, Brooklyn Nets

16
7 8
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Connie Hawkins Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers

17
4 8
Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Gus Johnson Indiana Pacers, Baltimore Bullets

18
2 7
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Sidney Wicks Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

19
3 9
Bill Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Bill Bridges Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers

20
1 7
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Tree Rollins Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

21
1 12
Kent Benson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 70s
Kent Benson Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks