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
356 91
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

2
331 103
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
272 69
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

4
243 64
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
168 75
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

6
172 69
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

7
161 91
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

8
99 80
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

9
113 98
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Portland Trail Blazers

10
78 78
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Indiana Pacers

11
102 69
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

12
57 30
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
95 64
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

14
62 53
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers

15
54 57
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
33 50
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

17
34 62
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

18
39 57
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
39 31
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
44 50
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

21
33 42
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

22
42 57
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers

23
47 55
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

24
42 48
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

25
24 47
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks