He'll never be and has never been the face of a franchise. He's not the best overall player. He is, however, an extremely quick and exceptionally talented scorer. He's a wonderful scoring option for a point guard. Rip's had Chauncey Billups for most of his career, but that doesn't mean Rip didn't have to do anything. Chauncey needed a good scorer. Rip was the only choice. He's a great defender and excellent shooter. He's just lacking in everything else, including ball control. His durability and consistency make him a very reliable scorer though.
His career stats are 17.7 ppg, 3.5 apg, 3.2 rpg, .8 spg. And yes, that is a mask.
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While he wants to play every position, he's a shooting guard at heart. He hasn't been in the NBA for long, but his pure scoring ability and his ability to lead his team make him stand out among the rest. The majority of people think that LaMarcus Aldrige is the key to the Trail Blazers success, I say otherwise. Even though he's young, he's still got allot of experience. Remember that he went to college all four years. His knack for picking up injuries and inconsistency on the scoring end have held him back since he entered the NBA, however. His career stats are 19.0 ppg, 4.7 apg, 4.1 rpg, 1.0 spg.
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I really don't like Manu Ginobili. He's extremely aggressive and tenacious, he's got some anger issues, he's ugly, and he plays for the Spurs. I've got to give him props though. He's one talented basketball player. He's a 3x NBA Champion and former sixth man of the year. He's always played for a good team though. His team is so talented, we can't tell if he's immensely talented or not. One thing is for sure; he knows when to step up. His playoff stats are most impressive.
His career stats are 15.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.5 spg.
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36 people just voted on Ray Allen
This 10x NBA All-Star is the best 3 point shooter in NBA history, he has the most beautiful shot in NBA history as well. Not sure if that counts in the history books. There aren't many pure shooters like Ray Allen. He can shoot from anywhere on the court. Really, watch the video. He's also a better defender than people give him credit for. I'll go as far to call him one of the most underrated players of the decade. He played for one of the worst teams in the league his prime years, then he gets traded to The Celtics where he's overshadowed by two more tremendous players. At least he has a championship.
His career stats are 20.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.2 spg.
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13 people just voted on Vince Carter
I can't convince you to like him. He is in no way overrated. He's an outstanding basketball player that deserves what recognition he gets. He is unstoppable near the rim, good 3 point shooter, great mid range shot, unbelievable dunker. He's very consistent and rarely gets injured. He was also one of the strongest shooting guards.
His career stats are 22.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.2 spg.
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6 people just voted on Dwyane Wade
He hasn't played the entire decade but there is no doubt he's one of the best shooting guards - players of the decade. He's been an MVP candidate each year he's been healthy, he's a 7x All-Star and there's simply no way to stop him offensively. If you double team him then he'll pass it to the open man, if you play him one on one, he'll score. He's next to impossible to defend. He's good at defense tot.
His career stats are 25.4 ppg, 6.3 apg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 spg, 1.0 bpg.
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44 people just voted on Allen Iverson
My, my 'O me. You know how good he is? So good that he doesn't even need practice! 4x NBA scoring champion, 2001 NBA MVP, 11x All-Star, (----- I originally typed 111x All-Star.) He's the real deal. He's. . . The Answer. Possibly the most potent scorer of the decade, he's unbeatable. I also have the utmost respect for his decision to retire a little bit early. His per game scoring numbers are astounding, he was starting to lose his edge. You can't blame him. He's also the best of the decade at creating his own shots.
His per game stats are 26.7 ppg, 6.2 apg, 3.7 rpg, 2.2 spg.
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5 people just voted on Kobe Bryant
I hate you Kobe. You never did anything to me, I just hate you. You are the best shooting guard of the decade though. His unbelievable clutch and leadership skills go perfectly with his overall statistics. 5x NBA Champion, 13x All-Star, 8x All-NBA First Team, 8x All-Defensive First Team, you can't beat him, you can't get past him, you'll probably see allot of people like him. In this decade though, he's dominated.
25.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.5 spg.
Honorable Mentions: Jerry Stackhouse, Ben Gordon, Jason Richardson, Stephen Jackson, Larry Hughes.
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