NBA's All-Decade Team (2000-2009)

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NBA's All-Decade Team (2000-2009)
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Shaq and Kobe--2002

I think it is now safe to begin to discuss the All-NBA team from the 2000-2009 time period, which was a decade dominated by the Los Angeles Lakers (six NBA Finals appearances) and the San Antonio Spurs (three championships).

At the start of the decade, the question in every NBA fan's mind was, "Who is going to be the next Michael Jordan?"

Would it be the young Kobe Bryant, would LeBron James prove to be the next great one, or would the colorful personality of Allen Iverson replace the greatness of Jordan? Time has shown us that no one can replace Jordan. He is completely irreplaceable, and no player will ever be like him.

While there were many players who tried to be like Jordan, there were many others who brought their own style of play to the NBA throughout the first few years of the new millennium that should be celebrated as well.

With this being said, let's take a look at the best players of the 2000s.

 

All stats and information are taken from Basketball-Reference and Wikipedia, unless otherwise noted.

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