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
377 103
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
2
350 111
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
287 73
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
4
258 67
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
179 76
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
6
183 73
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
7
175 93
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
8
105 83
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
116 101
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Portland Trail Blazers
10
82 79
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Indiana Pacers
11
110 70
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers
12
63 31
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
100 67
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers
14
67 55
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers
15
58 58
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
34 53
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
40 58
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls
18
35 65
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
19
41 32
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
45 51
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves
21
35 43
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
28 48
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks
23
45 48
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
24
48 56
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets
25
42 60
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers of the '90s
Cleveland Cavaliers