The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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3) Stephen Curry

Few players had a decade like Steph Curry, who emerged as an all-time great in a 10-year span. Curry averaged a stellar 23.5 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 694 games while draining 2,483 shots from outside on 43.6% from three. That resulted in consecutive MVP awards in 2014–15 and 2015–16, with Curry leading the Golden State Warriors to the first and second of five straight NBA Finals runs. 

During the 2010s, he won three championships and nearly a fourth had it not been for Kyrie Irving's shot in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. That would have capped a record 73-9 season. Curry would then team up with Kevin Durant and win back-to-back titles before the Warriors were upset by the Toronto Raptors in the Finals to end the decade.

In 112 postseason games during the 2010s, Curry put up incredible numbers. Despite putting up 26.5 points while shooting 40.1% from three on 10.5 attempts per game, he won just one Finals MVP, though none in this decade. That was seen as a knock on Curry but it ignores his overall resume, which included six all-star appearances and seven All-NBA teams during the decade. That makes him one of the most accomplished players of his era and also one of 2010's best players.