Centers (basketball)

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  1. Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal


    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (/ʃəˈkl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq (/ˈʃæk/ SHAK), is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career.

  2. Amar'e Stoudemire

    Amar'e Stoudemire


    Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (/əˈmɑr ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  3. Chris Webber

    Chris Webber


    Mayce Edward Christopher "Chris" Webber III (born March 1, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, and a former #1 overall NBA draftee. As a collegiate athlete, he was an NCAA Men's Basketball first team All-American and led the Michigan Wolverines' 1991 incoming freshman class known as the Fab Five that reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games as freshmen and sophomores. However, Webber was indicted by a federal grand jury and stripped of his All-American honors by the NCAA as a result of his direct involvement in the Ed Martin scandal. He is also a former National High School Basketball Player of the Year who led his high school Detroit Country Day to three Michigan State High School Basketball Championships.

  4. Pau Gasol

    Pau Gasol


    Pau Gasol Sáez (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time NBA All-Star, and a four-time All-NBA selection, twice on the second team and twice on the third team. He has won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, one of only two non-American NBA players to win that award. He is the older brother of fellow NBA player Marc Gasol.

  5. John Salley

    John Salley


    John Thomas Salley (born May 16, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player, actor and talk show host. He was the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises, as well as the first player (and only one of two, the other being Tim Duncan) in the NBA to win a championship in three different decades.

  6. Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain


    Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA); he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.

  7. Chuck Connors

    Chuck Connors


    Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated ABC series The Rifleman (1958–63).

  8. Lauren A Jackson

    Lauren A Jackson


    Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born 11 May 1981) is an Australian professional basketball player. The daughter of two national basketball teams players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1997, when she was 16. In 1998, she led the AIS side that won the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) championship. Jackson joined the Canberra Capitals for the 1999 season when she turned 18, and played with the team off and on until 2006, winning four more WNBL championships. Between 1998 and 2008, she played 154 WNBL games.

  9. Tim Duncan

    Tim Duncan


    Timothy Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976) is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. He is also a 15-time NBA All-Star and the only player ever to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams in every one of his first 13 seasons.

  10. Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond


    Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was one of the top rated basketball players in the high school class of 2011, and attended the University of Connecticut for his freshman year before declaring for the 2012 NBA draft.

  11. Ted Cassidy

    Ted Cassidy


    Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor. Noted for his tall stature at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m), he tended to play unusual characters in offbeat or science-fiction series such as Star Trek and I Dream of Jeannie. He is perhaps best known for the role of Lurch on The Addams Family.

  12. Kevin Garnett

    Kevin Garnett


    Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward and center positions. In high school, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald's All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. Garnett entered the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.

  13. Manute Bol

    Manute Bol


    Manute Bol (/məˈnt ˈbl/; October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was one of the two tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureșan. He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet 6 34 inches (2.305 m) tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). He was the son of a Dinka tribal elder who gave him the name "Manute", which means "special blessing".

  14. Phil Jackson

    Phil Jackson


    Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson (born September 17, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, currently serving as president of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998, during which Chicago won six NBA championships. His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won five championships from 2000 until 2010. In total, Jackson has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, surpassing the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also won two championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973, and holds the NBA record for the most combined championships (13) as a player and a head coach. He also has the highest winning percentage of any NBA coach (.704).

  15. Shawn Bradley

    Shawn Bradley


    Shawn Paul Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is an American and German (dual citizen) retired basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) tall, Bradley was one of the tallest players in NBA history. Though born in Landstuhl, West Germany, Bradley grew up in Castle Dale, Utah. During his playing career Bradley had the nicknames of "the enormous Mormon" and "the Stormin' Mormon".

  16. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time.

  17. Ming Yao

    Ming Yao


    Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980) is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game eight times, and was named to the All-NBA Team five times. At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in).

  18. Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard


    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. An eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA team selection, five-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. He led the Magic to three division titles and one conference title, and he was the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012, and signed with the Houston Rockets in 2013.

  19. Marc Gasol

    Marc Gasol


    Marc Gasol Sáez (born January 29, 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 48th overall in the 2007 NBA draft and went on to sign with the Grizzlies where he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2013. He is a two-time NBA All-Star. The 7'1" center is the younger brother of fellow NBA player Pau Gasol.

  20. Serge Ibaka

    Serge Ibaka


    Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (born September 18, 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted by the Thunder's former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Although born in the Republic of the Congo (and having played for the Republic of Congo youth team), Ibaka officially represents Spain in international competition, as he moved there as a teenager before joining the NBA (making him one of only three active NBA players, the other two being Roy Hibbert and Charlie Villanueva, to have played for more than one national team).

  21. Gheorghe Muresan

    Gheorghe Muresan


    Gheorghe Dumitru Mureșan (born February 14, 1971), also known as Ghiţă, Big Ghiţă or George, is a retired Romanian professional basketball player. At 7 feet 7 inches (2.31 m), he is one of the two tallest players in NBA history, along with Sudanese player Manute Bol. He is the tallest man in Romania and second tallest living person in the European Union after British actor and former basketball player Neil Fingleton, who stands 7 feet 7.5 inches (2.324 m).

  22. Michael Olowokandi

    Michael Olowokandi


    Michael Olowokandi (born 3 April 1975) is a retired professional basketball player. Born in Nigeria, he attended college on a basketball scholarship in the United States, and was the number one pick in the 1998 NBA draft, where he was selected as a center by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played professionally until 2007.

  23. Rebecca Lobo

    Rebecca Lobo


    Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. Lobo, at 6' 4", played the center position for much of her career. Lobo played college basketball at the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the team that won the 1995 national championship, going 35–0 on the season in the process.

  24. Christian Laettner

    Christian Laettner


    Christian Donald Laettner (/ˈltnər/, LAYT-nər; born August 17, 1969) is a retired basketball player whose hall-of-fame career for the Duke Blue Devils is widely regarded as one of the greatest in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history. He was the star player on the back-to-back National Championship teams of 1991 and 1992. He is particularly famous for his iconic game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 regional final and for the hatred he received from opposing fans.

  25. Tiago Splitter

    Tiago Splitter


    Tiago Splitter Beims (born January 1, 1985) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a member of the San Antonio Spurs in 2014, Splitter became the first Brazilian-born player to win an NBA championship.

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