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The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s

Updated October 16, 2019 106.5k votes 11.1k voters 84.0k views108 items

List RulesVote up players who had the most success from 2000-2009.

List of the best NBA players of the past decade, ranked by fans and people like you. Vote below, then head over and check out the best NBA players of the 2010s.

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  • 1
    3,566
    1,507

    Tim Duncan

    Power forward

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    #6 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#118 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • 2
    3,559
    1,508

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    #1188 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#308 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 3
    4,757
    2,120

    LeBron James

    Power forward

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    The Best LeBron 16 Colorways, Ranked#234 of 244 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World

  • 4
    2,774
    1,245

    Allen Iverson

    Point guard

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    #1 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#1 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time

  • 5
    2,634
    1,199

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Power forward

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    #66 of 75 The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball#36 of 60 Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport

  • 6
    4,782
    2,327

    Kobe Bryant

    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant#12 of 13 Famous American Historical Figures Who Were Buried In Unmarked Graves

  • 7
    2,293
    1,083

    Kevin Garnett

    Power forward

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    #43 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes#3 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • 8
    1,915
    863

    Tracy McGrady

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #17 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#7 of 21 20 Videos of Pro Athletes Crying at Press Conferences

  • 9
    2,533
    1,218

    Dwyane Wade

    Shooting guard

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    #58 of 65 Who Is The Most Charming Man Alive?#4 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 10
    1,973
    973

    Steve Nash

    Point guard

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    #410 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#19 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards

  • 11
    1,754
    935

    Vince Carter

    Small forward

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    #1 of 26 The Best Dunkers In NBA History#54 of 85 Great Athletes Who Waited Too Long To Retire

  • 12
    1,461
    765

    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

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    #1 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time#26 of 35 The Best Former Athletes Turned Actors

  • 13
    2,193
    1,223

    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

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    The Best KD 10 Colorways, Ranked#137 of 185 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • 14
    1,405
    828

    Chris Paul

    Point guard

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    The Coolest Chris Paul Signature Shoes, Ranked#39 of 100 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

  • 15
    1,348
    814

    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

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    #41 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History#43 of 76 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches

  • 16
    1,447
    882

    Paul Pierce

    Small forward

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    #195 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#2 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

  • 17
    1,166
    745

    Manu Ginóbili

    Shooting guard
  • 18
    1,149
    697

    Derrick Rose

    Point guard

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    #90 of 100 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#2 of 46 The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time

  • 19
    578
    233

    Reggie Miller

    Shooting guard

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    #3 of 42 The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time#9 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s

  • 20
    1,239
    956

    Carmelo Anthony

    Small forward

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    #56 of 75 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA#6 of 17 The Best NBA Players Signed To Jordan Brand

  • 21
    933
    667

    Yao Ming

    Center

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    #73 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#25 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • 22
    671
    508

    Chris Bosh

    Power forward

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    #124 of 127 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#3 of 27 The Greatest Georgia Tech Basketball Players of All Time

  • 23
    1,050
    858

    Tony Parker

    Point guard

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    #40 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#46 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • 24
    685
    535

    Chauncey Billups

    Point guard

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    #12 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame#57 of 77 US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    885
    730

    Pau Gasol

    Power forward, Center

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    #13 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time#13 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History