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The Best NBA Players Of The 2000s

Updated October 16, 2019 114.8k votes 10.9k voters 81.6k 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
    3,894
    1,551

    Age47

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Tim Duncan
    3,864
    1,542

    Tim Duncan

    Power forward, Center

    Age43

    BirthplaceChristiansted, United States Virgin Islands

    Number21

  • 3
    LeBron James
    5,270
    2,238

    LeBron James

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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  • 4
    Allen Iverson
    3,015
    1,284

    Allen Iverson

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

  • 5
    Dirk Nowitzki
    2,864
    1,259

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Power forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Number41

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

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    #249 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#2 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • 6
    Tracy McGrady
    2,092
    902

    Tracy McGrady

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Bartow

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

  • 7
    Kevin Garnett
    2,469
    1,127

    Kevin Garnett

    Power forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, USA

    Number5

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 8
    Kobe Bryant
    5,082
    2,617

    Kobe Bryant

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age41

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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  • 9
    Dwyane Wade
    2,751
    1,345

    Dwyane Wade

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age37

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsMiami Heat

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    #29 of 33 The Most Influential People Of 2020#10 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 10
    Steve Nash
    2,121
    1,089

    Steve Nash

    Point guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Number10

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

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    #55 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#19 of 30 The Best NBA Coaches Right Now

  • 11
    Vince Carter
    1,925
    1,019

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

  • 12
    Kevin Durant
    2,439
    1,322

    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • 13
    Ray Allen
    1,585
    839

    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

  • 14
    Chris Paul
    1,526
    905

    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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  • 15
    Derrick Rose
    1,286
    724

    Derrick Rose

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

  • 16
    Paul Pierce
    1,556
    975

    Paul Pierce

    Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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    #6 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#3 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

  • 17
    Reggie Miller
    621
    231

    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#7 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • 18
    Jason Kidd
    1,439
    911

    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

  • 19
    Manu Ginóbili
    1,266
    817

    Manu Ginóbili

    Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceBahía Blanca, Argentina

    Number20

  • 20
    Yao Ming
    1,007
    724

    Yao Ming

    Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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    #70 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#10 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

  • 21
    Carmelo Anthony
    1,340
    1,065

    Carmelo Anthony

    Small forward, Forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceNew York City, Red Hook, USA, New York

    Number7

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

  • 22
    Alonzo Mourning
    316
    159

    Age49

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

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    #3 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time#30 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • 23
    Chris Bosh
    722
    537

    Chris Bosh

    Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsToronto Raptors

  • 24
    Tony Parker
    1,128
    961

    Tony Parker

    Point guard

    Age38

    BirthplaceBruges, Belgium

    Number9

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    #21 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#120 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • 25
    Chauncey Billups
    727
    592

    Chauncey Billups

    Point guard

    Age43

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Number1

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