10 Best Basketball Stars 2010
As the 2010-2011 basketball season continues in full swing, let’s take a look at the 10 best basketball stars of 2010 who made last season enjoyable and entertaining and showed us emasculating dunks.
- LeBron James The Miami Heat forward made as much noise off the court as he did on the court in 2010. He broke basketball records and made a major impact on the game. LeBron was voted MVP for the 2009-2010 season, appeared in his sixth consecutive All-Star games and was the youngest player in NBA history to score 15,000 regular season points as of March. Though he has yet to win a championship ring, he is definitely the most dominant and best player of 2010.
- Kobe Bryant Talent and determination are skills the Los Angeles Lakers guard possesses. In 2010, he earned his fifth championship ring, his second NBA finals MVP and became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 26,000 career points. Great stats for a player who could possibly be greater than Michael Jordan.
- Dwyane Wade The Miami Heat star came in third in the MVP voting in May and comes in third on this list. He averages 26.6 points per game and recorded his 10,000 career point in November. To top it off, during the fourth quarter of the first round NBA 2010 playoffs against the Celtics, he recorded a career playoff high and franchise record of 46 points.
- Kevin Durant The Oklahoma City Thunder forward had quite a year, breaking records and putting the Thunders on the map. With a 30.1 points per game during the 2009-2010 seasons, he became the youngest player in the NBA and the first for the Thunders franchise record to win the scoring title, proving he is a force to be reckoned with in the NBA.
- Chris Paul CP3 was definitely one of the most exciting players to watch in 2010. The Hornets point guard averaged 18.7 points, 10.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Though he missed a few games during 2010 due to a torn meniscus, he earned his third All-Star appearance as a reserve guard. To show his injury could not stop him, he came back and ranked second in the NBA in assists per game, third in steals and led the Hornets in assists, steals and minutes.
- Dirk Nowitzki The Dallas forward has been a great player since his start in the NBA. Though the Mavericks didn’t win the playoffs, 2010 was a great year for him. Nowitzki averaged a team-high of 25.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists and became the 34th player in NBA history to hit the 20,000 point milestone in January 2010.
- Deron Williams Arguably one of the best point guards in the league, Williams made his All-Star debut in the 2010 games and became the second player in Jazz history to record at least 30 points in a playoff game. Williams also became the first player in NBA history to record at least 20 points in five straight games in a playoff series.
- Rajon Rondo The Celtics guard is swift on the ball leading with 189 steals in the NBA. Averaging a career high of 13.7 points, 9.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals, he had a great year and recorded his fourth regular season career triple-double.
- Carmelo Anthony Despite not having any rings, Melo proved in 2010 he was worthy of one. The Nuggets star forward has effortless moves and great ability to drive to the basket, leading with 30 points per game in scoring and a career high of 42 points in game one of the NBA playoffs.
- Paul Pierce The Celtics forward started the season as the franchise third highest and the first to win the Three-Point Shootout since Bird during the All-Star game. Records of a great basketball player in the making.
Posted on: Jan. 02, 2011