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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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
143 36
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
155 43
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
76 45
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
64 36
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
51 36
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
31 19
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

8
56 44
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
26 15
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

10
25 17
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 9
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 19
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

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13 6
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 8
Ivica Zubac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

15
16 11
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 12
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
14 11
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

18
13 10
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
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13 11
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

20
13 11
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
17 16
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

22
14 13
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

23
14 13
Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

24
10 9
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
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7 6
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960