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
127 30
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
139 37
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
60 28
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
69 41
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
48 32
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

7
26 13
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

8
54 40
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
29 18
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
25 16
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

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

11
17 8
LeRoy Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

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

12
26 18
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

13
14 6
Ivica Zubac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

14
12 5
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969

15
16 10
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

16
15 11
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
10 6
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
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18
13 10
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

19
12 10
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

20
12 10
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

21
16 15
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

22
7 5
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

23
13 12
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

24
13 12
Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

25
11 10
Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975