I tend to agree with that although one could say Jalen Rose or Reggie MillerPlayer of the Decade: O'Neal. Though Granger is far more popular and almost certainly will wind up with more prolific career numbers, you simply cannot overlook O'Neal's productivity. From 2000-08, he averaged 18.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.42 blocked shots and was a six-time All-Star. Of course, the number many will remember is the 122 games he missed in his final four seasons. But before he started breaking down, J.O. was one of the best.
Still rings true today!!All-Decade Lineup: O'Neal at power forward and Granger at small forward are no-brainers. So is Reggie Miller at shooting guard. Even though he was winding down his great career in his final five seasons, the old lion could still roar. Jeff Foster gets the nod at center because of his selfless service and underrated productivity. [B]And at point guard, there really is no option other than Jamaal Tinsley.