My All-Time Starting Five: 2000s

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If I were to put together an all-time 2000s starting five, I would narrow it down to these All-Star players.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is the greatest player of the 2000s. Nicknamed “The Black Mamba”, Kobe Bryant was a cold-blooded assassin throughout the decade destroying hopes of his oppositions in every NBA arena. Often compare to the great Michael Jordan because of his style of play, Kobe Bryant was the best shooting guards in the league and helped lead the LA Lakers with Shaq to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000-2002. He even won two more championships in 2008 and 2009 when Shaq left the Lakers. Kobe averaged 28.2 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game in the 2000s.

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson ushered in a new era in the NBA during the early 2000s with his cornrows, tattoos, and hip-hop swag. Nicknamed “The Answer”, Allen Iverson played the game at a high level every night. Despite his relatively small stature at 6 feet, Allen Iverson was one of the most fearless and prolific scorers in his generation. He averaged 28.1 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, 6.2 assists per game, and 2.2 steals per game. Allen Iverson was the 2001 NBA Most Valuable Player, 11-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP, and a three-time NBA steals leader. Most NBA enthusiasts remember Iverson for leading his mediocre Philadelphia 76ers team to the 2001 NBA Finals where they lost to the LA Lakers in five games.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett was one of the most talented and special players in the NBA during the 2000s. He could play and defend all five positions with ease. Known for his intensity and leadership, Kevin Garnett put the Minnesota Timberwolves on the map and led the team to the 2003 Western Conference Finals. He averaged 21.6 points per game, 12.1 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game, 1.3 steals per game, and 1.6 blocks per game in the 2000s. Kevin Garnett cemented himself as one of the best ever when he won his first and only NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is the greatest power forward of his generation. Nicknamed "The Big Fundamental", Tim Duncan continues to play the game the right way despite lacking excitement. All his moves, shots, passes, and blocks are calculated like a computer. He averaged 21.4 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game, and 2.3 blocks per game in the 2000s while leading the San Antonio Spurs to three NBA championships in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Tim Duncan is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (2002–2003) and the 2000 NBA All-Game MVP.


Shaq was the most dominate player of the early 2000s. Nicknamed "Man of Steel" and “Shaq Disel”, Shaq was the best center in the league during his prime years in the 2000s. His opposition could not stop him. Shaq averaged 23.1 points per game, 10.6 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, and 2.2 blocks per game. He won three straight NBA championships with the LA Lakers and another NBA championship with the Miami Heat in the first decade of the 2000s.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Oct 2015 (#)

Good starting five except for Kobe, don't like him very arrogant but talented preferred Iverson!

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author avatar Shamarie
20th Oct 2015 (#)

Ha-Ha! Thanks for the comment, Fern! Yes, most people don't like Kobe because of his arrogance.

Thanks, Steve for the golden moderation!!!

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author avatar onenow
20th Oct 2015 (#)

I don't think you were choosing players because of their personalities. Looks like your dream team is based on talent (on the court, only.)

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author avatar brendamarie
20th Oct 2015 (#)

I would have to agree with all your picks one this. Great list!!!!

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author avatar Carol Roach
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

I don't know much but I did like Kobe

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author avatar Kingwell
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post and comments. Blessings.

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