NBA 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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1
279 72
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

2
253 85
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

3
209 60
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

4
192 53
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

5
134 65
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

6
135 62
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

7
122 78
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

8
66 55
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Indiana Pacers

9
91 77
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Portland Trail Blazers

10
75 62
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

11
79 56
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

12
40 16
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
LuizMiguelSouza added Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors

13
53 35
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers

14
69 51
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

15
34 43
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

16
28 22
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

17
39 48
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Gary Thompson added Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors

18
35 39
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

19
39 45
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

20
25 37
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

21
32 41
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

22
29 50
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

23
24 35
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

24
22 27
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

25
33 51
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
17 40
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks

27
16 34
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

28
7 30
Acie Earl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
DanielLee2 added Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks

29
6 28
Žan Tabak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
DanielLee2 added Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets