The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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2) Kevin Durant

NBA legend Kevin Durant is still going strong after wrapping up his 17th season in the league as a member of the Phoenix Suns. However, he was first drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2007 and had a couple of seasons under his belt to prepare him for the 2010s. During that 10-year span from 2009-10 to 2018-19, he was as dominant as any player in league history, averaging 28 points over 695 games as well as 7.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals. 

He also won a staggering four scoring titles and made 10 all-star teams and nine all-NBA teams over the 2010s. After leaving the Thunder, Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, went to three straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back championships and consecutive Finals MVPs. 

His leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State and forming a super team to win championships may have actually hurt his legacy, though he is one of the most decorated players of his generation and managed to score a staggering 19,445 points in a 10-season span. That is an incredible feat considering that only 55 players have ever scored 20,000 points over the course of a career and KD nearly did it during the 2010s alone. That makes him deserving of being the second-best player of the decade.