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The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s

Updated October 16, 2019 109.9k votes 11.0k voters 82.9k 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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  • Tim Duncan1
    3,687
    1,530

    Tim Duncan

    Power forward

    Age44

    BirthplaceChristiansted, United States Virgin Islands

    Number21

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

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    #6 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#3 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked

  • Shaquille O'Neal2
    3,704
    1,539

    Age48

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Number33

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics

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    #1010 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#378 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • LeBron James3
    4,959
    2,177

    LeBron James

    Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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    The Best LeBron 15 Colorways, Ranked#245 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • Allen Iverson4
    2,870
    1,276

    Allen Iverson

    Point guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

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    #1 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#2 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time

  • Dirk Nowitzki5
    2,742
    1,228

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Power forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Number41

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

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    #42 of 60 Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport#17 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • Kevin Garnett6
    2,358
    1,121

    Kevin Garnett

    Power forward

    Age44

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

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    #943 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#41 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • Kobe Bryant7
    4,916
    2,443

    Kobe Bryant

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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    The 100 Best Songs That Reference Kobe Bryant#191 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked

  • Tracy McGrady8
    1,984
    895

    Tracy McGrady

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

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    #18 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#31 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • Dwyane Wade9
    2,634
    1,270

    Dwyane Wade

    Shooting guard

    Age38

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsMiami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    #6 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#24 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

  • Steve Nash10
    2,043
    1,017

    Steve Nash

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Number10

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

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    #6 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#45 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

  • Vince Carter11
    1,828
    972

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

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

  • Ray Allen12
    1,520
    793

    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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    #1 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time#12 of 31 The Most Successful NBA Free Agent Acquistions

  • Kevin Durant13
    2,298
    1,271

    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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    The Best KD 10 Colorways, Ranked#132 of 178 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • Chris Paul14
    1,457
    863

    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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    The Coolest Chris Paul Signature Shoes, Ranked#88 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

  • Paul Pierce15
    1,495
    920

    Paul Pierce

    Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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    #8 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#7 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Jason Kidd16
    1,385
    856

    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

    Age47

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

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    #8 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards#65 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

  • Derrick Rose17
    1,200
    718

    Derrick Rose

    Point guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsNew York Knicks

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    #32 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA#2 of 46 The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time

  • Reggie Miller18
    596
    237

    Reggie Miller

    Shooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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    #3 of 42 The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time#25 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s

  • Manu Ginóbili19
    1,207
    776

    Manu Ginóbili

    Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceBahía Blanca, Argentina

    Number20

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    #18 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time#83 of 126 The Best NBA Buys for the Money

  • Yao Ming20
    969
    683

    Yao Ming

    Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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    #71 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Carmelo Anthony21
    1,281
    994

    Carmelo Anthony

    Small forward, Forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceRed Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Number7

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

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    #33 of 77 US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team#57 of 74 The Things Everyone (Including You) Googled in 2017

  • Chris Bosh22
    692
    523

    Chris Bosh

    Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsToronto Raptors

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    #123 of 126 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#4 of 27 The Greatest Georgia Tech Basketball Players of All Time

  • Tony Parker23
    1,081
    896

    Tony Parker

    Point guard

    Age38

    BirthplaceBruges, Belgium

    Number9

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

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    #7 of 130 The Best European NBA Players of All Time#21 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Chauncey Billups24
    699
    556

    Chauncey Billups

    Point guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

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    #11 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame#32 of 874 Big Grid relations

  • Pau Gasol25
    913
    759

    Pau Gasol

    Power forward, Center

    Age40

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number16

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

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    #34 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#11 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History