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

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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

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89 21
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

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44 28
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

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36 22
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

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34 23
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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17 8
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

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38 29
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

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19 11
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000

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

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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12 5
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

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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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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

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5 1
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

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

Seasons: 1981, 1980

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11 8
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

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10 7
Jordan Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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6 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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11 9
Larry Foust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

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9 7
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

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8 6
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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4 3
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

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8 8
Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

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2 2
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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22 25
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012

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9 11
Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014

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9 12
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Seasons: 1957, 1956

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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

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

Seasons: 2014, 2013

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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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4 10
Gene Wiley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

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10 20
Kwame Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005