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
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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

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

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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Pau Gasol Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
George Mikan Seasons: 1956, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

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

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

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Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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

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

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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Horace Grant Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

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

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

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Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Jim Chones Seasons: 1981, 1980

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Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Darrall Imhoff Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Dwight Howard Seasons: 2013, 2012

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Larry Foust is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Larry Foust Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

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

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Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Jordan Hill Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Maurice Lucas Seasons: 1986, 1985

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Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Clyde Lovellette Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

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Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Ray Felix Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

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

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

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

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Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Ed Davis Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Walter Dukes Seasons: 1957, 1956

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Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Chris Kaman Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time
Samaki Walker Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

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

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