32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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31) Michael Finley

Forward Michael Finley is best known for his time with the Dallas Mavericks, spending nine seasons with the team but initially starting with the Phoenix Suns. Nevertheless, he was acquired by the Mavericks in the deal that sent Jason Kidd to Phoenix.

Finley's play alone kept it from being a lopsided deal, with him becoming an integral part of Dallas' success alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. In 1999–00 and 2000–01, he had the two best seasons of his career. He led the entire NBA in minutes back-to-back seasons and averaged 22.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 99-00 and 21.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 00-01, respectively.

While he proved to be both durable and productive, he was later waived by the Mavericks but decided to sign with their arch-rival, the San Antonio Spurs. Even though he was slowing down, he proved the Mavericks wrong and even helped the Spurs win a championship in 2007, while Dallas lost in the first round.

That helped cap a strong career for Finley, who played more than 1100 games over fifteen seasons and scored more than 17,000 points. Still, he played in the shadow of two future league MVPs during his prime and many may not remember that he was a two-time all-star.