WHO Are The Top 10 NBA Players of the 2010s?

WHO Are The Top 10 NBA Players of the 2010s?


We’re just about to hit 2020. Christmas is coming to an end and soon another
decade will be in the books. This decade we’ve seen 7 different NBA teams
win the NBA championship. Some faces have been dominating the league
for the whole decade and some faces we’ve loved for so long have retired. Everyone’s been making lists. So I decided to make my list as well. Hey guys. How ya doin? Merry Christmas to everyone. This is PRPLPRNCH and I’ll name you my TOP
10 Players from this decade. You might see some people missing, you might
see a lot of players who are featured on other lists. Just comment down below what you think. Before we get into the real TOP 10 i wanted
to give some honorable mentions: The first one is Kobe Bryant – He kicked off
this decade by winning the NBA championship and averaging 27 points per game for the 2009-10
season. He had 4 more seasons in this decade averaging
more than 20+ points per game, but unfortunately had pretty much just 3 healthy seasons in
this decade. That’s why he’s just an honorable mention. Kobe retired after 2015-16 season and in his
last game drooped 60. He’s a legend, it’s just that most of
his highlights came in the previous decade of the 2000s. Paul George is the next honorable mention. In the early part of the decade he cracked
the 20 point mark just once, then had a horrific injury but slowly came back to become a superstar
by the mid 2010s. He was an MVP candidate last year and is close
to that this year. He hasn’t won anything meaningful yet, but
individually he’s one of the best players in the league and has been for multiple years. Also, some people have Giannis on their TOP
10 players of the decade, but I disagree. I’ll leave him in my honorable mentions
just because he got to a superstar level so late in the decade. His rookie season came in 2013-14 and he didn’t
even average double digit points. And he first averaged 20+ points per game
in 2017. He’s unbelievable now, he’s the MVP, but
throughout the decade He’s had 3 great seasons. Other players on the list have had more. Like Lamarcus Aldridge for example. While he was never mistaken for being the
best player in the league he’s been so consistent. He spent the first part of the decade with
Portland and he was always a 20+ point, 10 rebound guy. One of the best post scorers. Sort of like the Al Jefferson of the mid 2000s. Definitely deserves to be mentioned. And I’ll also add Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan
to honorable mentions. Wade won 2 championships while Duncan won
1 with the Spurs. Both met in the NBA Finals 2 times and have
1 win against each other. Both helped to elevate their teams, give reigns
to another budding superstars. Both are legends in their organizations and
throughout the league. Ok. I think I can get to my TOP 10 now. This will be in no particular order, although
it might be. I’ll start with what I consider the best
player of this decade, and that’s Lebron James. Lebron started his decade on a new team. In 2011 he experienced probably the lowest
point of his career and that was the 2011 finals in which he wasn’t himself and the
Miami heat ended up losing to the Dallas Mavericks. Since then though he’s been to the NBA Finals
7 more times and in total 8 of the 10 years in this decade. He’s been a model of consistency. Won 3 MVPS, won 3 NBA championships, got Cleveland
the first NBA title. He’s been delivering on and off the field. He opened I Promise school for children at-risk. He’s been a loud voice in his community
and all over the world. His basketball accomplishments have been equally
great. Throughout the decade he hasn’t averaged
less than 25.3 points per game. Has delivered NBA titles to 2 franchises,
has made the NBA All-Star team every year of this decade. Has been the member of ALL-NBA teams EVERY
year, 9 of 10 times being the member of All-NBA first team. Multiple NBA All-Defense teams and so on. Definitely TOP 10, and my Number 1. Going further we have Steph Curry. In my eyes the greatest part of a dynasty
that terrorized the NBA for half-a-decade. Steph Curry pretty much started his career
with this decade. In his rookie season in 2009-10, Steph averaged
17.5 points and never looked back. He had some injuries early in his career,
but since then he has become the best shooter this league has ever seen. In just 10 years Steph Curry is already No.
3 on all time 3-pointers made list. 5 times he’s led the league in made three
pointers. He’s a 2x league MVP, the first ever Unanimous
MVP, a scoring champions, member of the 50-40-90 club, 6x member of ALL-NBA teams and ofcourse
a 3x NBA champion. He has revolutionized the game with his limitless
range, fancy handle and shooting ability. Another great shooter and TOP 10 player of
this decade is Kevin Durant. At 7 feet tall he can shoot over anybody and
most importantly he can make that shot too. He’s a 4x scoring champion , a 2x NBA champion,
2x Finals MVP, A 10x NBA All-Star, 9x All-NBA First or Second team. Also a member of 50-40-90 club. Never has averaged less than 25.1 points per
game during this decade. But he isn’t all offense anymore either. During the latter part of this decade he’s
developed himself into a pretty good defensive player as well, but his biggest work will
always come on the offensive end. He just can’t be stopped. Unfortunately right now he’s recovering
from Achilles injury, but let’s hope he comes back strong. Either way, he’s made his mark on the decade
already. Kawhi Leonard has been all over this decade
as well. Well, at least the second part of it. He started under the wing of Poppovich, Duncan,
Parker and Ginobili as a defensive stopper, and quietly throughout the years evolved in
so much more. Right now, he’s arguably the best 2-way
player in the game. He’s an excellent defender, a good 3-point
shooter and lately he’s added some passing touch as well. Kawhi won an NBA championship early in his
career in 2014 with the Spurs and last year won the NBA championship in his first and
only year with the Toronto Raptors. He’s quiet, he’s not flashy, but he hits
game winners, and has an uncle named Dennis. He’s a 3x NBA All-Star, a 2x Finals MVP,
2x NBA Defensive player of the year and a 5x member of All-Defensive teams. We go from the best defense to no defense. James Harden has been long ridiculed for his
non existing defense and rightfully so. He just doesnt give a damn most of the time. But when it comes to offense. Boy you better watch out. For the first few years of his career Harden
was buried behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on OKC, but since coming to Houston
he’s been lights out. Right away in his first season with the Rockets
Harden averaged 25.9 points per game. For 6 seasons in a row now Harden has improved
his scoring average. His average last year was crazy at 36.1 points
per game, but this year he’s averaging 38.1. An offensive virtuoso. He’s averaging more three-point attempts
than 2-point attempts, but that’s his game. He’s attempting a lot of free throws as
well. The only thing really missing from his resume
is team success. And he kinda gets worse in the playoffs and
moments when it really matters. Otherwise he’s a 7x All-Star, former sixth
man of the year, 2x Scoring champion, 1x Assists leader and 1x Regular season MVP. Damn impressive. Just like his teammate Russell Westbrook. Back in OKC when KD was still there, there
always was this debate who really is the batman there. KD or Russel Westbrook. And everyone knew Durant is the better player,
but Westbrook had more heart. When KD left OKC we wondered what would happen
to Westbrook. And what we saw was three straight seasons
of averaging a triple double. Something we hadn’t seen since Oscar Robertson
did it half a century ago. The team success wasn’t there anymore and
as hard as Westbrook tried you might not ever win with him as the best player. He has his flaws, most notably his distance
shooting, but you can never deny his willingness to win. He’s been to the NBA Finals once during
this decade and is a 8x All-Star, a 2x Scoring Champions, 2x Assist champion and has made
the All-NBA team 8 times. Oh yeah, with the first season averaging a
triple double he also won the NBA MVP. Currently he’s trying to achieve some team
success with James Harden in Houston. Anthony Davis is trying to do the same thing
in LA. After being drafted in 2012, The Brow spent
the first 7 years of his career ir New Orleans, never really seeing any team success. Individually though he always was one of the
best in the league. Since his sophomore year, AD has been averaging
20 + points and 10 rebounds every season he’s played. The biggest question mark with him is his
health. He’s never played a full NBA season and
he’s played in more than 70 games only twice. When he’s healthy, he’s a monster. He’s a defensive player of the year candidate
every year, he’s averaged more than 2 blocks per game for 6 straight seasons and he’s
started to add some 3-point shooting to his arsenal. He’s a 6x All-Star, 2x All NBA First team,
3x NBA Blocks leader, 3x All-NBA defensive Teams. The best part is, he’s still just 26 years
old. I have Chris Paul on here as well. Yeah, I know, he’s on the downside of his
career. He probably isn’t even a TOP10 point guard
anymore, but he’s accomplished some great things, just hear me out. First of all he brought the Clippers back
to relevancy. Secondly, I think he made Blake Griffin into
a superstar. And he is widely recognized as one of the
best floor generals EVER. You heard me right, not even point guard. A floor general. He’s one of the best pure passers, he always
could hit an important shot and so much of offense has run through him it’s amazing
how he got all of that done. He hasn’t averaged double digit assists
in 4 years, he hasn’t averaged more than 20 points at all this decade. He is clearly on the end of his career, but
during this decade he’s been a 7x All-Star, 3x All-NBA first team, 7x member of All-Defensive
teams, 2x leader in Assists and 4x in steals. The team success is missing and considering
his situation it might never come anymore, but when I think of the best pure point guard
of this decade, I think of Chris Paul. Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA folks. In a big way, he’s doing some great work
for Portland. but what has he done this decade and why is
he on my list? Before his year long hiatus from the NBA Carmelo
Anthony was one of the best scorers you ever saw. His playstyle is about him, ISO possessions,
but when it worked, and it worked a lot, it was beautiful. First of all, let’s give props to him, he
wanted to be in New York, even though it’s a bad organization, he wanted to be there
and tried to deliver success. Every year for New York he averaged 20+ points
per game. Every year he was somewhere in the conversation
for MVP. He had a deadly midrange game and a pure stroke
which gave him 8 All-Star selections, 3 All-NBA teams and 1 scoring title. And let’s not forget his international success
as well. Carmelo is a legend and one of the 10 best
players of this decade. And my last choice for TOP 10 is Blake Griffin. I could’ve easily went for any of my honorable
mentions here, but I felt Blake Griffin really fit into this. His Lob City highlights with Chris Paul were
legendary and amazing to watch. He was such a skywalker in his hayday. There is a good case you can make about them
underachieving, but boy was it fun to watch them. It’s also how Blake Griffin has evolved. For the first part of this decade you couldn’t
catch him dead around the three-point line, but now he’s shooting some from mid-range. He’s added a 3-point shot. His dunks have decreased, so have his rebounds
and he’s on the downside now. But what I’ll remember is one of the best
power forwards of this decade. What I’ll remember is a guy who averaged
20+ points in 8 of 10 seasons. A dunk machine who dunked over a KIA. A 6x NBA All-Star, 5x All-NBA teams member,
Rookie of the year in 2011 and a highlight reel waiting to happen. So this is my list of the TOP 10 players this
decade. Let me know what you think in the comments. I know this probably looks like a lot of other
lists, but maybe you have some other entries to add here, so let me know. How will you remember this decade and who
is an unfairly forgotten player who you didn’t see on this list? Put every one of your thoughts in the comments. Please like the video, share it with your
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