Ingles13
Years ago

Greatest 5 NBA players over last decade

Hey guys, im doing a project on NBA players and I need your input to the 5 greatest players over the last decade.
I am looking for a list of 5 players to research and present on a webpage.

Stipulations are how well they have performed only over the last 10 years (1998-1999......2007-2008) relative to personal stats, awards [MVP, DPOY etc...], team success [ie. winning c'ships, conf finals etc...] and how much people know them. This means I'm not going to accept jordan, malone, barkley, stockton and even lebron/D wade/Carmelo as they have only been in the league for 5 or so seasons... etc..

My inital 5 I have chosen are Kevin Garnett. Shaquille O Neal, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Just outside my initial 5 are Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, Ray Allen, Chris webber....

Thanks in advance for your input. I would be happy if you posted your top 5 players over the last decade.

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sharpshooter  
Years ago

Not gonna post a top 5, however these might be some players to have a look at:-

Jason Kidd - personal achivement
Robert Horry - team sucess
Ron Artest - complete nutter
Ben Wallace - not drafted all star

These guys might be more interesting than just another top 5 players

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kad  
Years ago

Kobe
Shaq
Jordan
Robinson
Kidd

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Surmdog  
Years ago

5 best players in the last decade

Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Allen Iverson
Jason Kidd
Shaq

2nd best 5 players

Kevin Garnett
Vince Carter
Tracy Mcgrady
Steve nash
Dirk Nowitzki

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Kobe-for-MVP  
Years ago

kobe
duncan
nash
AI
ben wallace

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Anonymous  
Years ago

kobe
duncan
ginobili
shaq
kidd

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kad  
Years ago

You guys are out of your minds. Jordan won a championship with the Bulls on (June) 1998, less than 10 years ago.

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Fezlington  
Years ago

Just made it Kad

Not including Jordan

Kidd
Shaq
Garnett
Kobe
Duncan

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Wallace? Ben Wallace? The guy you can't even rely on to make a freakin layup???

Duncan
Kobe
McGrady
Shaq
Garnett

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billo  
Years ago

Duncan
Shaq
Kobe
KG

all easy selections, final one slightly more difficult but I'm going to go with....

Iverson on the grounds that he's probably scored more points in these 10 years than anyone (although I stand to be corrected).

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TR  
Years ago

I'm going with

Kevin Garnett
Kobe Bryant
Allen Iverson
Tim Duncan
Shaquille O'Neal

but for a more interesting 5 how about:

Jayson Williams:
In 1992, Williams was accused of smashing a beer mug over a patron's head at a Chicago bar. Two years later, he was accused of firing a semiautomatic weapon into the parking lot at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

In 2004, he was tried on charges of gunning down 55 year old limousine driver Costas "Gus" Christofi at his estate in Alexandria Township, New Jersey. The Court process is still on-going.

Eddie Griffin:
On March 30, 2006, Griffin was involved in a car crash. Witnesses and friends stated that he was watching a pornographic movie on a DVD in his vehicle, and was masturbating while driving. After the accident, Griffin entered a nearby convenience store. The store's security camera recorded video of Griffin repeatedly saying he was drunk, that he didn't have a driver's license, and pleading with the man whose SUV he crashed into, offering to buy him a new car in exchange for not calling the police.

Eddie Griffin died as a result of a car crash on August 17, 2007 at about 1:30 a.m. Police said in a report that Griffin ignored a railroad warning and went through a barrier before colliding with a moving train.

Glen Rice:
On January 11, 2008, he was arrested in Miami on suspicion of felony battery after police say he assaulted a man that he found hiding in his estranged wife's closet. According to police, it was alleged that Rice went to the home of his estranged wife Christina and beat Alberto Perez after finding him in the closet. After the beating, Perez had a cut on his forehead that required nine stitches. Rice surrendered to police and was released after posting $5,000 bond. Charges were later dropped.

Latrell Sprewell:
December 1, 1997, he attacked head coach P. J. Carlesimo during a Warriors practice. When Carlesimo yelled at Sprewell he responded that he was not in the mood for criticism and told the coach to keep his distance. When Carlesimo approached, Sprewell threatened to kill him and dragged him to the ground by his throat, choking him for 10-15 seconds before his teammates pulled Sprewell off his coach.

The Wolves offered Sprewell a 3-year, $21 million contract extension, substantially less than what his then-current contract paid him. Insulted, he publicly vented his outrage, declaring, "I have a family to feed."

February 2008 Spree's yacht, "Milwaukee's Best," was auctioned for $865,000 after he defaulted on a $1.5 million mortgage. The same boat was a crimescene in an alleged strangulation of a 21 year old female who Spree was shagging at the time.

Shawn Kemp:
Kemp has been subjected to many paternity suits, having fathered thirteen out-of-wedlock children with nine different women. This number is alleged to be even higher but unconfirmed.









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thedoctor  
Years ago

It's Duncan by a country mile. 10 All-NBA teams, 2 All-NBA second teams, Rookie of the Year, 4 championships, All-Star every year. 2 X defensive player of the year. 3 x Finals MVP, 1 X NBA MVP.

Kobe second

Shaq third

I think if you haven't won a championship, you can't be in the conversation.

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lockstock  
Years ago

TR - nice list there. Far our I didn't know Eddie Griffin was that loose! Crashing while masturbating to a porno on your car's DVD player? bahahahahaha!!

Glen Rice is unlucky to be in your list though.. most people when finding a man in your closet who has just screwed your wife would do similar!

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TR  
Years ago

yeah lock, I was struggling to fill out my starting 5 and Glen Rice was a bit of a reach....

Thinking a little more about it (I was bored at 2:30am this morning) I probably should of gone Ron Artest. I don't think Rodman qualified, but he's the craziest cat out there.

Ron Artest:
During his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, he was subject to criticism for applying for a job at Circuit City, just to get an employee discount.

He once attended an Indiana Pacers practice in a bath robe.

He was suspended for two games in the early 2004-05 after he allegedly asked for a month off because he was tired from promoting an R&B album.

Artest had also been suspended for three games in 2003 for destroying a television camera in Madison Square Garden, New York City, and for four games for a confrontation with Miami Heat coach Pat Riley in 2003.

On November 19, 2004, Artest took center stage in arguably the most infamous brawl in professional basketball history.

In October 2005, Artest gained more attention when he, fully clothed, graced the cover of Penthouse magazine along with three bikini-clad models.

In 2008, he appeared in a video promoting companion animal spaying and neutering for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals entitled "Have the balls to spay and neuter your dog." (WTF!!!!)



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pavement  
Years ago

any danger of more of you idiots putting steve nash in your top fives conisdering he has one 2 league MVP awards in this period!!

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DICKO  
Years ago

"It's Duncan by a country mile. 10 All-NBA teams, 2 All-NBA second teams"

Absolutely it should be Duncan.....Anyone that can make a total of 12 All-NBA (combined 1st and 2nd) in one decade, automatically gets in.

Or dd he make both the 1st and 2nd teams a couple of time because he's THAT good?

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1. Duncan
2. Bryant
3. O'Neal
4. Nash
5. Iverson
6. Kidd
7. Garnett
8. Jordan (sneaks in re 98 championship)
9. McGrady
10. Nowitzki

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Danny  
Years ago

I'll also come to Glen Rice's defense. It technically wasn't his estranged wife's house. It was his house. He was living elsewhere while they finalized the divorce. He still had a key. He went to pick up some things, and in the process saw the guy in the closet. So that dude is in his own house. His reaction, then, was pretty reasonable in my opinion.

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Danny  
Years ago

As for the list without Jordan...

Kobe
Shaq
Duncan
Garnett
Iverson

I'll do a second team...

Jason Kidd
Tracy McGrady
Dirk Nowitzki
Steve Nash
Chauncey Billups/Rasheed Wallace

Had trouble with the last one.

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Big Marty  
Years ago

Would be nice if this covered the last 20 years considering it is 2008.

I'd be including Shaq, Kobe, Jordan, Dominique, Isiah, Barkley, Stockton, Malone... aka "the usuals"

Don't really think you can single out a top five. You'd have to compare career stats during that time as well as finals appearances etc. etc.

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Phizzer  
Years ago

'Nique would be lucky. Not even picked in 1992 Olympics at his peak! (I know Isaiah wasn't picked, but that was chemistry issues).

Robinson, Ewing and Hakeem go close. Dr J in last 20? Bird and Magic? Kareem?

How about Greatest 5 by position?

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