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The Best NBA Players Of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 16.1k votes 927 voters 6.4k views65 items

List RulesVote based only on players' success from 2010-2019.

The best NBA players of the 2010s feature an array of legends continuing to write their legacies along with new stars breaking out on the scene. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan were already greats starting the decade, but they continued adding to their stories. New stars like Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo started taking over the game as the sport evolved.

The decade showcased the top basketball players of the 2010s, almost all making All-Star Game appearances, receiving All-NBA votes, and contending in the postseason. Teams like the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and Cleveland Cavaliers had the biggest impact going to the most NBA Finals, and all featured superstars who would be major factors on any list like this.

But which player deserves to be voted the best of them all? All the best NBA players of the decade a rebe featured here, along with their accomplishments from just the 2010s. Vote up the best players of the 2010s to help decide the true top superstar!

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  • LeBron James1

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016)
    • 3× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016)
    • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (2010, 2012, 2013)
    • 10× NBA All-Star (2010–2019)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2018)
    • 9× All-NBA First Team (2010–2018)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2019)
    • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2010–2013)
    • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
  • Stephen Curry2

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016)
    • 6× NBA All-Star (2014–2019)
    • 3× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2018)
    • NBA scoring champion (2016)
    • NBA steals leader (2016)
    • 50–40–90 club (2016)
    • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2015)
    • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2011)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
  • Kevin Durant3

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× NBA champion (2017, 2018)
    • 2× NBA Finals MVP (2017, 2018)
    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2014)
    • 10× NBA All-Star (2010–2019)
    • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2012, 2019)
    • 6× All-NBA First Team (2010–2014, 2018)
    • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2016, 2017, 2019)
    • 4× NBA scoring champion (2010–2012, 2014)
    • 50–40–90 club (2013)
  • Kawhi Leonard4

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× NBA champion (2014, 2019)
    • 2× NBA Finals MVP (2014, 2019)
    • 3× NBA All-Star (2016, 2017, 2019)
    • 2× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2019)
    • 2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014, 2019)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
  • James Harden5

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)
    • 7× NBA All-Star (2013–2019)
    • 5× All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017–2019)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2013)
    • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
    • 2× NBA scoring champion (2018, 2019)
    • NBA assists leader (2017)
    • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)
  • Russell Westbrook6

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2017)
    • 8× NBA All-Star (2011–2013, 2015–2019)
    • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2016)
    • 2× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017)
    • 5× All-NBA Second Team (2011–2013, 2015, 2018)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2019)
    • 2× NBA scoring champion (2015, 2017)
    • 2× NBA assists leader (2018, 2019)
  • Chris Paul7

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 7× NBA All-Star (2010–2016)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2013)
    • 3× All-NBA First Team (2012–2014)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2015, 2016)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2011)
    • 6× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2012–2017)
    • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2011)
    • 2× NBA assists leader (2014, 2015)
    • 4× NBA steals leader (2011–2014)

     

  • Anthony Davis8

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 6× NBA All-Star (2014–2019)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2017)
    • 3× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2015, 2017)
    • 3× NBA blocks leader (2014, 2015, 2018)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2013)
  • Dwyane Wade9

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× NBA champion (2012, 2013)
    • 8× NBA All-Star (2010–2016, 2019)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2010)
    • All-NBA First Team (2010)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2011)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2012, 2013)
    • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010)
  • Kobe Bryant10

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA champion (2010)
    • NBA Finals MVP (2010)
    • 7× NBA All-Star (2010–2016)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2011)
    • 4× All-NBA First Team (2010–2013)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2010, 2011)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo11

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2019)
    • 3× NBA All-Star (2017–2019)
    • All-NBA First Team (2019)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
    • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2019)
    • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)
    • NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
    • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)
  • Tim Duncan12

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA champion (2014)
    • 4× NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
    • All-NBA First Team (2013)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2010, 2015)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010, 2013, 2015)
    • NBA Teammate of the Year (2015)
  • Damian Lillard13

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
    • All-NBA First Team (2018)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2016, 2019)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2014)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (2013)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2013)
  • Dirk Nowitzki14

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA Champion (2011)
    • NBA Finals MVP (2011)
    • 6× NBA All-Star (2010–2012, 2014, 2015, 2019)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2010, 2011)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2012)
    • NBA Teammate of the Year (2017)
  • Paul George15

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 6× NBA All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016–2019)
    • All-NBA First Team (2019)
    • 4× All-NBA Third Team (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2014, 2019)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2013, 2016)
    • NBA steals leader (2019)
    • NBA Most Improved Player (2013)
    • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2011)
  • Klay Thompson16

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 3× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • 5× NBA All-Star (2015–2019)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2015, 2016)
    • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2019)
    • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2016)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
  • Kyrie Irving17

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA champion (2016)
    • 6× NBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017–2019)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2014)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2019)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2015)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (2012)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
    • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2013)
  • Carmelo Anthony18

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 8× NBA All-Star (2010–2017)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2013)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2012)
    • NBA scoring champion (2013)
  • Jimmy Butler19

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× NBA All-Star (2015–2018)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2017, 2018)
    • 4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014–2016, 2018)
    • NBA Most Improved Player (2015)
  • Derrick Rose20

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2011)
    • 3× NBA All-Star (2010–2012)
    • All-NBA First Team (2011)
  • Dwight Howard21

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 5× NBA All-Star (2010–2014)
    • 3× All-NBA First Team (2010–2012)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2014)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2013)
    • 2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2010–2012)
  • Blake Griffin22

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 6× NBA All-Star (2011–2015, 2019)
    • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2012–2014)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2015, 2019)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (2011)
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2011)
    • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2011)
  • Chris Bosh23

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 2× NBA champion (2012, 2013)
    • 7× NBA All-Star (2010–2016)
  • Kyle Lowry24

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • NBA champion (2019)
    • 5× NBA All-Star (2015–2019)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2016)
  • DeMar DeRozan25

    Accomplishments in the decade:

    • 4× NBA All-Star (2014, 2016–2018)
    • All-NBA Second Team (2018)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2017)