Since 2000, the NBA has been jampacked with superstars in the post-Michael Jordan era. Here are the 15 greatest NBA players from 2000-2018:
15. Paul Pierce
In the 2008 Finals, it was Paul Pierce who was truly responsible for defeating Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Pierce does not make this list due to stats or achievements, it was what he did when the lights shined the brightest. Pierce is without question one of the most clutch players of the past 18 years. In addition, he was a savvy defender that became the annoyance for both Kobe and LeBron.