Power Ranking the Greatest Centers in L.A. Lakers History

Dating back all the way to 1960 when the Minneapolis Lakers became the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise has seen centers ranked from decent to great to legendary. Power ranking the best centers to wear a Lakers uniform lends itself to a handful of names either in the NBA Hall of Fame or bound for it in the future.

By pulling off a four-team offseason trade and landing Dwight Howard in the process, the Lakers have once again added one of the league’s most dominant big men.

This has become a common theme in Lakers lore, and fans have gotten used to watching some of the NBA’s biggest stars (literally) put up huge numbers for their favorite team.

So where does Howard, the new addition to the Lakers, land in a ranking of the greatest centers in Lakers’ franchise history? Read on to find out.

Spoiler Alert: Kwame Brown doesn’t make the cut.


Note: George Mikan is not on the list because he was a member of the Minneapolis Lakers, not the Los Angeles Lakers.

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