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The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s 

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Updated October 16, 2019 112.8k votes 10.5k voters 78.5k views 123 items

List Rules Vote 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
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 23

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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2
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward and Center from Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands

Age: 43

Number: 21

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#7 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,634 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #9 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

3
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Center from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Age: 47

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

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#8 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #718 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #144 of 256 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

4
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

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#12 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,526 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #3 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

5
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard and Shooting guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: 41

Number: 24

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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6
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward from Würzburg, Germany

Age: 41

Number: 41

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

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#13 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #22 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #2 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History

7
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward from Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 43

Number: 5

Teams: Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

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#20 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,057 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #16 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

8
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 37

Number: 3

Teams: Miami Heat

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#23 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,948 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #67 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

9
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Shooting guard and Small forward from Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Age: 40

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

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#37 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2,055 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #6 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

10
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
wiabux added Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 35

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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11
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard from Johannesburg, South Africa

Age: 45

Number: 10

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

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#24 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #384 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #6 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History

12
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 25

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

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#40 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,929 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #8 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

13
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Shooting guard from Merced, California, United States of America

Age: 44

Number: 34

Teams: Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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#35 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,305 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #9 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

14
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 3

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

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15
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Small forward from Oakland, California, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 34

Teams: Boston Celtics

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#42 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,978 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #7 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

16
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard from California, United States of America

Age: 46

Number: 5

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

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#34 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #13 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #130 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

17
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
wiabux added Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 1

Teams: Detroit Pistons

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#83 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #78 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #4 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

18
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Shooting guard from Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Age: 42

Number: 20

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#57 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #15 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #4 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

19
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Small forward and Forward from Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 7

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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#71 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2,137 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #36 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

20
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
21
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
22
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward and Center from Barcelona, Spain

Age: 39

Number: 16

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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#70 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #12 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History #20 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

23
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 1

Teams: Toronto Raptors

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#84 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #40 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #85 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

24
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Power forward and Center from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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#65 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #42 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #31 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

25
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
Point guard from Denver, Colorado

Age: 43

Number: 1

Teams: Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

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#79 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #50 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time #21 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History