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The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s

Updated October 16, 2019 113.7k votes 10.8k voters 81.2k 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
    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    3,861
    1,533

    Age47

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

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  • 2
    Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    3,840
    1,525

    Tim Duncan

    Power forward, Center

    Age43

    BirthplaceChristiansted, United States Virgin Islands

    Number21

  • 3
    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    5,244
    2,215

    LeBron James

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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  • 4
    Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,992
    1,267

    Allen Iverson

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

  • 5
    Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,844
    1,244

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Power forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Number41

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

  • 6
    Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,069
    888

    Tracy McGrady

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Bartow

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

  • 7
    Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,451
    1,115

    Kevin Garnett

    Power forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, USA

    Number5

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 8
    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    5,030
    2,612

    Kobe Bryant

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age41

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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  • 9
    Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,722
    1,338

    Dwyane Wade

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age37

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsMiami Heat

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  • 10
    Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,098
    1,084

    Steve Nash

    Point guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Number10

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

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  • 11
    Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,911
    1,004

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

  • 12
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    2,422
    1,312

    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • 13
    Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,568
    829

    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

  • 14
    Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,508
    898

    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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  • 15
    Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,275
    714

    Derrick Rose

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

  • 16
    Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,536
    971

    Paul Pierce

    Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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  • 17
    Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    606
    221

    Reggie Miller

    Shooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

  • 18
    Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,422
    905

    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

  • 19
    Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,254
    810

    Manu Ginóbili

    Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceBahía Blanca, Argentina

    Number20

  • 20
    Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    997
    714

    Yao Ming

    Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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  • 21
    Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,328
    1,057

    Carmelo Anthony

    Small forward, Forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceNew York City, Red Hook, USA, New York

    Number7

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

  • 22
    Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    309
    152

    Age49

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

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  • 23
    Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    711
    530

    Chris Bosh

    Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsToronto Raptors

  • 24
    Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    1,118
    954

    Tony Parker

    Point guard

    Age38

    BirthplaceBruges, Belgium

    Number9

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  • 25
    Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s
    529
    266

    Scottie Pippen

    Small forward

    Age54

    BirthplaceUSA, Hamburg, Arkansas

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

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