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Top 10 players of the decade

PER Diem: Dec. 31, 2009

Updated: January 7, 2010, 2:49 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kobe Bryant and Tim DuncanJeff Gross/Getty ImagesEnd-of-the-decade debate: Who was the NBA's best player over the past 10 years -- Kobe or Timmy?

We have one day left in the decade, and I've saved the best for last: Today I'm introducing my list of the 10 best players of the decade.

By "best," I mean the ones that did the most to put their teams in position to win games. Championships matter, obviously, but players aren't responsible for selecting their teammates (in most cases), so to me the building blocks of championships are just as important.

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