basketball The Best Centers of the 80s  

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In the NBA, the greatest NBA centers from the 80s were the missing piece of the puzzle on any 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 80s makes for a great list to look through! Vote for your favorites among the best 80s NBA centers and vote down the ones you don't think are among the best NBA centers!

When discussing the top 1980s NBA centers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has got to be in the conversation. Patrick Ewing and Hakeem "The Dream" are also considered some of the best NBA Centers of the 1980s.

So take a look at this best NBA centers 80s and vote for your favorites! 
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60 15
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

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2
67 21
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

3
45 8
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

4
40 11
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

5
27 8
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Artis Gilmore Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

6
20 8
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Ralph Sampson Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

7
17 8
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Bob Lanier Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

8
16 8
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers

9
16 9
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Bob McAdoo Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

10
16 10
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Wes Unseld Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets

11
19 15
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

12
14 11
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Arvydas Sabonis Portland Trail Blazers

13
13 10
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Darryl Dawkins Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

14
10 8
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Bill Cartwright Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

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5 4
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Tree Rollins Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

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2 3
Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Caldwell Jones Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

17
8 10
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

18
5 7
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Kevin Duckworth Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks

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2 4
Sam Lacey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Sam Lacey Kansas City Kings, Cincinnati Royals, Brooklyn Nets

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8 12
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 80s
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers