In the NBA, superstars reign supreme amongst their peers. Championship-caliber teams need a superstar that shoulders the burdens associated with being in high-pressure situations. The names that come to mind are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan – guys that have maintained sustained success throughout the course of their careers. Championships, sponsorships and stadium attendance followed them wherever they went. As many of the superstars of millennium’s first decade approach the end of their careers, it’s time to start paying attention to the guys that will carry the league from here on out.
Here are ten guys that are going to be mainstays of the league for the next decade. From point guard to center, each of these players have incredibly high talent ceilings and with determination, can become the league’s next wave of must-see players.
Though guys like Kevin Durant, James Harden and Stephen Curry are young, they are being excluded from this list. Each of those players have already proved that they are worthy successors to the keys of the league.