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The Best NBA Centers 2013-14  

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This is a list of the best NBA starting centers in 2013. Basketball players in the center position are generally the tallest players on the team, with the most strength and endurance to defend the position closest to the basket as well as push their way to the basket for close scoring. Famous centers have been Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, and Dwight Howard, Arvydas Sabonis, and Yao Ming.

Yet who are the greatest centers to have ever played the game of basketball? Today, the NBA has such players as Al Hartford, Brook Lopez, Samuel Dalembert, Andre Drummond, and Marc Gasol. But do they compare to the great centers of old, or are they just drops in the bucket in comparison? Will any of the current basketball centers reach the hall of fame status, much like Bill Russell or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? 

Great centers have been the foundation of teams since their inception. The best of center players in the NBA have kept the tables even in a close game, preventing opposing teams from scoring as well as being able to steam-roll the ball into the basket in tight games. There's nothing quite like seeing some of these giant ballers dominate the court in a high-stakes basketball game. Let your opinions be heard in determining who deserves credit for the top Center player in 2013. Vote!
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1
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Sacramento Kings
2
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
New Orleans Pelicans
3
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
Houston Rockets
4
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
Charlotte Bobcats
5
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
LA Clippers
6
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Memphis Grizzlies
7
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Chicago Bulls
8
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
Detroit Pistons
9
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Atlanta Hawks
10
Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Indiana Pacers
11
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Phoenix Suns
12
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward
Miami Heat
13
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Golden State Warriors
14
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
New York Knicks
15
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Brooklyn Nets
16
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Minnesota Timberwolves
17
Nikola Vucevic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Nikola Vucevic
Orlando Magic
18
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
Washington Wizards
19
Larry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center, Forward-center
Milwaukee Bucks
20
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
San Antonio Spurs
21
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Toronto Raptors
22
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Portland Trailblazers
23
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Power forward, Center
Utah Jazz
24
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Denver Nuggets
25
Spencer Hawes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Centers 2013-14
Center
Philadelphia 76ers