12. Hakeem Olajuwon
While Hakeem Olajuwon cemented his status as one of the greatest centers, if not greatest basketball players of all time after winning back-to-back NBA Championships in the mid-1990’s with the Houston Rockets, the truth was that he was already that dominant a player for a long time prior.
Along with his two NBA Finals MVP’s and 12 All-Star game selections, Olajuwon was named to the All-NBA team 10 times, and the All-NBA Defensive team nine times. Unsurprisingly, Olajuwon leads the Rockets all time in blocks and steals, along with points and rebounds of course, and he was a true ambassador for the game.