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The Best NBA Centers of the '90s 

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List Rules Vote up the best NBA centers that played in the 1990s.

In the NBA, the best NBA Centers of the 1990s 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 '90s makes for a great list to look through! Vote for your favorites among the best '90s NBA centers and down vote the ones you don't think are among the best NBA centers! 

When discussing the top 1990s NBA centers, Shaq has to be in the conversation. In fact, he is probably one of the best NBA centers of the 2000s as well. Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson are also considered some of the best NBA centers of the '90s and many more great players are on this list as well! For the modern era, you'll want to check out this list of the best Centers currently playing in the NBA.

So if you and friend are about to come to blows on whether Shaq or Hakeem was the best Center of the 90s, then you'll want to see what other fans think. On the other hand, if you think the best NBA Center of the 90s is missing, then please add him to the list. 
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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Lagos, Nigeria
2
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Key West, Florida, United States of America
3
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
4
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Kingston, Jamaica
5
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America
6
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
7
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Kaunas, Lithuania
8
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands
9
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from Virginia
10
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Prijepolje, Serbia
11
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Eindhoven, Netherlands
12
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States of America
13
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from White Hall, Alabama
14
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
LuizMiguelSouza added Center from Shreveport, Louisiana
15
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from New York City, New York, United States of America
16
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Power forward and Center from Los Angeles, California
17
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Gary Thompson added Center from Turalei, Sudan
18
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America
19
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Lodi, California
20
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Orlando, Florida
21
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from Greensboro, North Carolina
22
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Power forward and Center from Buffalo, New York
23
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Elden Campbell Center from Los Angeles, California
24
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Center from Winter Haven, Florida
25
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Kevin Duckworth Center from Harvey, Illinois