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!
- 1Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks
- 2Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks
- 3Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
- 4Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics
- 5Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets
- 6Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons
The first center to incorporate the three into his game.
- 7Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls
- 8Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons
- 9Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics
- 10Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
- 11Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings
- 12Portland Trail Blazers
- 13Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets
- 14Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers
- 15Utah Jazz
- 16Cleveland Cavaliers
- 17Seattle 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.
- 18Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets
- 19Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks
- 20Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets
- 21Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin DuckworthWashington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers
- 23Kansas City Kings, Cincinnati Royals