The 25 Greatest Centers in NBA History MPS / USA TODAY Sports

25. Bill Laimbeer

Team(s): Cavs, Pistons
Career Stats: 12.9 PPG 9.7 RPG 2.0 APG 0.9 BPG
Accomplishments: 4x All-Star, 2x Champion, 1x Rebounding Leader

Bill Laimbeer was annoying as all hell and was the "muscle" behind the Bad Boy Pistons. He nearly averaged a double-double for his career, but what he did without the ball is why he's on this list. Laimbeer was the dirtiest player in the game for many years and his antics worked as the Pistons won back-to-back titles in '89 and '90 when he was their center. Bill was able to stretch the defense with the occasional three and started trouble with the not-so-occasional elbow. What he lacked in skill, he made up for in crazy. We wonder why he's had a hard time finding a head coaching job in the L.

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