32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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17) Reggie Theus

Prior to the arrival of Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls had Reggie Theus, who spent the first six seasons of his career in Chicago. In fact, he didn't miss a game for the first five years of his career and averaged nearly 19 points per game and 5.6 assists during that span but the Bulls were largely terrible during that time.

They only made the playoffs once, which was largely the reason why he was traded after making two all-star teams. That helped the Bulls bottom out and end up with the third pick in the NBA Draft in 1984. They, of course, selected Jordan, and the city quickly forgot about Theus, who was sent to the Kansas City Kings, who now play in Sacramento.

There, Theus's production dipped over his first couple of seasons before posting back-to-back 20-point per game seasons. Despite his resurgence, he opted to finish out his career by playing internationally. Even still, Theus had a fantastic career, playing in more than 1000 games, averaging 18.5 points, making two all-star teams, and scoring more than 19,000 points.