From the moment MJ hit the game winner against Utah in the '98 finals, then subsequently retiring from the Bulls, who have been the top 10 players in the NBA in the "post-Jordan" era? My personal list: 1. LeBron James 2. Tim Duncan 3. Kobe Bryant 4. Shaquille O'Neal 5. Stephen Curry 6. Kevin Durant 7. Dirk Nowitzki 8. Kevin Garnett 9. Dwayne Wade 10. Kawhi Leonard Honorable Mentions: Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook NOTE: Although I typically rank Shaq above Kobe all time, Kobe did achieve more than Shaq from ‘98 onwards.