Top 10 Elite Players in the NBA.

Braheem PaigeContributor IMay 21, 2009

Top 10 Elite Players in the NBA.

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    BOSTON - MAY 12:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his three-point shot to give them the lead over the Orlando Magic in the final minutes in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden M

10. Vince Carter

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MARCH 27:  Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets drives against the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on March 27, 2009 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that,

9. Tony Parker

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 18:  Guard Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs during play with the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 18, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO U

8. Dwight Howard

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    CLEVELAND - MAY 20: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic handles the ball against Ben Wallace #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 20, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.

7. Chris Paul

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    DENVER - APRIL 29:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets brings the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The N

6. Carmelo Anthony

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    DENVER - MAY 13:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets awaits action against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 13, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  The Nuggets defeate

5. Dirk Nowitzki

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    DALLAS - MAY 11:  Forward Dirk Nowtizki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after scoring to take a two-point lead against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May

4. Paul Pierce

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    BOSTON - MAY 17:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics walks off the court as he is pulled from the game late in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth

3. Dwayne Wade

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    ATLANTA - MAY 03:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on May 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defeated the H

2. Kobe Bryant

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 17, 2009 in Los Angeles,

1. LeBron James

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    CLEVELAND - MAY 20:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts between plays against the Orlando Magic in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 20, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER:
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