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!
- Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks
- Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
- Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers
- Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors
- New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics
- Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls
- Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
- Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves
- Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons
- Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks
This discussion is about the best centers of the 80s. During that decade Sikma was named to play in 6 All Star Games and posted one of the highest defensive rebounding percentages in the league. While not a great shot blocker he played solid man to man D and he was adept at sliding over to close off passing and driving lanes. He was an outstanding passer with both the outlets and from both the high and low posts in a set offense. He was a clutch shooter who could score from both the low and midrange areas and his free throw shooting was superb. Unseld, Lanier, Lacy, Gilmore, McAdoo and Walton were all fine centers in their primes but their primes were in the 70s. Rollins and Jones were both better shot blockers than Sikma, but they lagged behind him as rebounders, passers and scorers. Duckworth and Divacs had their moments but they never played up to Sikma's level.
- Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets
- Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons
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- Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers
- Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets
- Utah Jazz
- Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic
- 20Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks
- Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers
- Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets
- Kansas City Kings, Cincinnati Royals, Brooklyn Nets