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Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles
Credentials: Ranked second in the NBA with a career-high 30.0 points per game and scored 40 or more points in nine consecutive games.

Past ESPY's: none

Tim Duncan, San Antonio
Credentials: Earned his sixth consecutive selection to All-NBA First Team, ranking third in the NBA in rebounds (12.9 rpg) and blocks (2.93 bpg), and seventh in points (23.3 ppg) and field goal percentage (.513).

Past ESPY's: 2000 Best Men's Pro Basketball Player and 1997 Best Men's College Athlete.

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
Credentials: Finished the season ranked second in the league in rebounds (13.4 rpg) and tied for eighth in scoring (23.0 ppg), averaging at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the second consecutive season.

Past ESPY's: none

Jason Kidd, New Jersey
Credentials: Led Nets to the NBA finals, also led the NBA in assists (8.9 ppg.)

Past ESPY's: none

Tracy McGrady, Orlando
Credentials: Led the NBA in scoring with a career-high 32.1 points per game and joined Bryant as the sixth and seventh players in NBA history to average at least 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in a season.

Past ESPY's: none

Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles
Credentials: Finished the season second in field goal percentage (.574) and fourth in scoring (27.5 ppg ).

Past ESPY's: 1993 Oustanding Performance by a Sports Personality in an Attempt to Break into Show Business, 2001 and '02 Best Men's Pro Basketball Player.

past winners
'02 Shaquille O'Neal

'01 Shaquille O'Neal

'00 Tim Duncan

'99 Michael Jordan

'98 Michael Jordan

'97 Michael Jordan

'96 Hakeem Olajuwon

'95 Hakeem Olajuwon

'94 Charles Barkley

'93 Michael Jordan

The ESPY Awards will air on ESPN live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on July 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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