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Basketball Centers are the tallest athletes on the team and typically the tallest athletes in the world. Centers can strike fear in opponents - and who wouldn't at more than 7' tall.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played center in the NBA for a record 20 years. He is famous for holding the record for the most points scored in NBA history, with 38,387. Learn more about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature 'sky hook.'


Moses Malone

 Moses Malone

Moses Malone played 21 seasons, won three NBA MVP's, and set a record for most career offensive rebounds. Learn about Moses Malone and his NBA career. See more »

 Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes tied for sixth best in NBA scoring history and had a nine-year run with the Bullets. Read more about Elvin Hayes and his greatest moments. See more »

Dave Cowens

 Dave Cowens

Dave Cowens, who spurred the Celtics to two championships, was the second-leading rebounder in franchise history. Read about Cowens’s NBA career. See more »

Patrick Ewing

 Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing, throughout his career, changed his basketball personality to an extent that few players do. Read about this basketball legend. See more »

Artis Gilmore

 Artis Gilmore

Artis Gilmore ranks as the most accurate shooter in professional basketball history. Read about this basketball legend. See more »

Wilt Chamberlain

 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain, by his own reckoning, was the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Learn more about this Hall of Fame basketball player. See more »

Bill Walton

 Bill Walton

Bill Walton is considered one of the most versatile centers of all time, despite many injuries. Learn more about Bill Walton and his 14-year career. See more »

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played center in the NBA for a record 20 years. Learn more about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature shot, the 'sky hook.' See more »