1. Kobe Bryant
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The iconic Los Angeles Laker tops our list of the Top 10 NBA Players since 2000. While Bryant established himself as an up and coming NBA star in the late 1990’s, his career took off in the 2000’s. Bryant, one of the most popular players in NBA history, won 5 titles with the Lakers, including 3 in a row from 2000-2002. He has also won 1 NBA MVP, 2 Finals MVP’s, 2 Olympic gold medals, and is an 18 time all-star, including a streak of 17 straight all-star appearances from 2000-2016. Bryant, who retired after the 2015-2016 season, is best known for spending his entire career in a Laker uniform and for scoring 81 points in an NBA game in 2006.