Sports The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time  

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List Rules Only players officially listed as centers

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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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
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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

3
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

4
58 35
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

5
45 26
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1956, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

6
24 9
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

7
41 27
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

8
47 36
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

9
25 15
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

10
23 16
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

11
21 15
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

12
14 8
LeRoy Ellis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

13
10 4
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969

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14 9
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
14 10
Larry Foust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

16
13 9
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

17
9 5
Ivica Zubac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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11 8
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 18 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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12 10
Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

20
11 9
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

21
11 9
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
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6 4
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

24
12 11
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

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3 2
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
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