The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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53) Kemba Walker

Former NBA star Kemba Walker spent all eight years of the 2010s with the Charlotte Bobcats and Hornets and was the best player the franchise had during the decade. Admittedly, that wasn't hard to do with the Bobcats setting the record for the fewest wins in a single season in Walker's rookie year after going just 7-59.

Things got better but not much better for the Bobcats and later the Hornets but they did make the playoffs twice under Walker's tenure, with him averaging at least 20.5 points per game for four straight seasons to end the decade.  

That resulted in him making four straight all-star appearances to close out the 2010s and begin the 2020s but we won't count the last one here. Still, he averaged a terrific 19.8 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 605 games between 2009-10 and 2018-19.

He also had two 50+ point games, scoring 52 points against the Utah Jazz in 2016 and setting a franchise record of 60 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in 2018. That shows just how good Walker was as an offensive player at his peak with the Bobcats and Hornets and while he fell off a cliff in the 2020s, he was a very good player during the 2010s.