Sports

The Best NBA Centers of the '90s  

Ranker NBA
Originally by
5.6k votes 958 voters 17.3k views 27 items

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. 
list ordered by
1
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
2
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
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
4
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
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
6
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
7
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Indiana Pacers
8
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Portland Trail Blazers
9
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers
10
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
11
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers
12
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers
13
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
LuizMiguelSouza added Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors
14
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers
15
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Gary Thompson added Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors
16
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers
17
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
18
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls
19
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets
20
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves
21
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks
22
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
23
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets
24
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets
25
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers