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

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

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201 57
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

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187 52
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

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130 64
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Alonzo Mourning Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

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130 60
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

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118 77
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

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90 75
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Arvydas Sabonis Portland Trail Blazers

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64 54
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Rik Smits Indiana Pacers

10
73 61
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

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77 55
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

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38 16
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
LuizMiguelSouza added Robert Parish Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors

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69 50
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Ben Wallace Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

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51 35
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers

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39 46
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Gary Thompson added Manute Bol Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors

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33 42
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Bill Cartwright Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

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26 21
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

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35 37
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Darryl Dawkins Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

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32 39
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Bob McAdoo Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves

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38 44
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Ralph Sampson Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

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24 37
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Sam Perkins Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

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29 49
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

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

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21 27
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
taferrone added Elden Campbell Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

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32 51
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers

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

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

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

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