Best players of the 2000's

By Erik Brown
Jul. 19, 2020

The 2000s were a great era for NBA basketball.

The game changed, legends were made and dynasties were built during that decade. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and the Boston Celtics all enjoyed both regular season and postseason success.

Here I will list the best players of the 2000s and what they accomplished during the decade:

Shaquille O'Neal ( LAL, MIA, PHX, CLE)

NBA Champion (2000-2002, 2006)

NBA Finals MVP ( 2000-2002)

2000 NBA MVP

NBA All-Star ( 2000-2007, 2009)

All-Star NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)

All-NBA First Team ( 2000-2006)

Kobe Bryant- ( LAL)

NBA champion( 2000-2002, 2009)

NBA Finals MVP (2009)

2008 NBA MVP

NBA All-Star ( 2000-2009)

NBA All-Star Game MVP ( 2002, 2007. 2009, 2011)

NBA scoring champion ( 2006, 2007)

All-NBA First Team (2002-2004, 2006-2009)

Tim Duncan- (SAS)

NBA champion ( 2003, 2005, 2007)

NBA Finals MVP ( 2003, 2005)

NBA MVP (2002, 2003)

NBA All Star ( 2000-2009)

All NBA-First Team ( 2000-2005, 2007)

NBA All-Defensive First Team ( 2000-2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)

LeBron James (CLE)

2009 NBA MVP

Rookie of the Year (2004)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)

NBA scoring champion (2008)

All-NBA First Team ( 2006, 2008, 2009)

NBA All-Star (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Kevin Garnett- (MIN, BOS)

NBA champion (2008)

NBA MVP (2004)

NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)

NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)

NBA All-Star ( 2000-2009)

All-NBA First Team ( 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008)

NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000-2005, 2008, 2009)

Allen Iverson (PHI, DEN, DET, MEM)

NBA MVP (2001)

NBA All-Star (2000-2009)

NBA All Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)

NBA scoring champion ( 2001, 2002, 2005)

NBA steals leader ( 2001-2003)

All-NBA First Team (2001, 2005)

Tracy McGrady (TOR, ORL, HOU)

NBA All-Star (2001-2007)

NBA scoring champion (2003, 2004)

All-NBA First Team (2002, 2003)

Paul Pierce (BOS)

NBA champion (2008)

NBA Finals MVP (2008)

NBA All-Star (2002-2006, 2008-2009)

Jason Kidd (PHX, NJN, DAL)

NBA All-Star (2000-2004, 2007, 2008)

NBA assists leader (2001, 2003, 2004)

All-NBA First Team (2000-2002, 2004)

NBA All-Defensive First Team ( 2001, 2002, 2006)

Vince Carter (TOR, NJN)

NBA All-Star (2000-2007)

NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2000)

All-NBA Second Team (2001)