LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant Top NBA.com's 2010's All-Decade Team

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2019

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The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant, Houston Rockets' James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard were named to the All-Decade First Team for the 2010s by NBA.com on Monday.

They combined to earn 36 All-Star Game appearances, 34 official All-NBA selections and 10 NBA championships over the past 10 years.

Here's a look at NBA.com's other choices:

            

Second Team

Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)

Carmelo Anthony (Free Agent)

Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons)

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)

         

Third Team

Dwyane Wade (Retired)

Kobe Bryant (Retired)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)

Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)

LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs)

         

The 2010s in the NBA will likely be most remembered by the rise of superteams.

Although the trend began when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce with the Boston Celtics in 2007, it became pretty much a yearly occurrence after James and Chris Bosh linked up with Wade as members of the Miami Heat in 2010 en route to back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

Now every offseason is populated by superstars who team up to create new title contenders. Leonard and George became teammates with the Clippers this summer, while Paul and Westbrook swapped franchises and Davis headed to the Lakers to play alongside James.

The 2010s First Team also illustrates the changing style of the modern game.

It features two lights-out offensive guards in Curry and Harden paired with three do-it-all small forwards in James, Durant and Leonard. The group doesn't have a traditional center, and there isn't one on the Second or Third Teams either.

Now the focus shifts to what changes the 2020s will bring to the Association.

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