Why do you have to save them? They can make both decades. Shaq made the 50 greatest players list right away (I think the article mentioned that?) and would make both the 90s and 00s list, and Lebron has made enough of an impact to make this list.
I think it's a well done list.
Ummm Finals MVP, 4 time all star, has been part of 6 straight Eastern Conference Finals