The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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27) Tony Parker

After deferring to Hall of Famers such as David Robinson and Tim Duncan, Tony Parker finally got a chance to show what he could really do in the 2010s. Ironically, despite being in his mid- to late 20s, he was already an eight-year veteran and had already won three titles.

Still, with Duncan in his 30s and the NBA moving away from the post, Parker became a crucial part of the San Antonio Spurs' offense. In the 2010–11 season, he and Manu Ginobili led the team in scoring, each averaging 17.4 points per game, en route to 61 wins.

However, Ginobili was moved back to the bench the following season and Parker took over, going on to have the two best all-around seasons of his career, averaging 19.3 points and 7.6 assists during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. His play resulted in making the Western Conference Finals back-to-back seasons and the NBA Finals in 2013. 

While they came up short to the Miami Heat, fortunately for Parker and the Spurs, they made it back in 2014, and they dismantled the Heat, resulting in his fourth championship. In the decade, Parker logged 508 games and averaged 14.4 points and 5.6 assists, which is a bit misleading since over the first five years he averaged 17.8 points and 6.6 assists and made three all-star teams and three All-NBA teams. He also led the Spurs on an incredible run and they were one of the best teams of the era, thanks to Parker.