Sports The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time  

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Big fan of Los Angeles basketball? Then check out this list of Los Angeles Lakers centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Los Angeles Lakers history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Lakers Cs include Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, and Andrew Bynum.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Los Angeles Lakers starting Cs and backup Cs are Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac, Thomas Bryant, and Andrew Bogut. 

Who are the best centers in Los Angeles Lakers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Los Angeles Lakers center.

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82 18
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

2
84 20
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons:  2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

3
77 18
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

4
34 20
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1956, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

5
39 25
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

6
32 22
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2005, 2004, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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20 11
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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18 10
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

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12 5
LeRoy Ellis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

10
15 8
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

11
35 28
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

12
9 4
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

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16 13
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

14
11 8
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

15
11 8
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1981, 1980

16
11 9
Larry Foust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

17
8 6
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

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5 3
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969

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8 7
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1986, 1985

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8 7
Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

21
4 3
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

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20 22
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2013, 2012

23
1 1
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018

24
1 1
Ivica Zubac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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7 8
Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

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9 12
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Seasons: 1957, 1956

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8 11
Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2015, 2014

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7 12
Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

29
5 10
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013

30
5 10
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2015, 2014

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10 18
Kwame Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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3 10
Gene Wiley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962