32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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10) Charles Oakley

If you were a basketball fan during the 1980s or 1990s, odds are that you remember Charles Oakley and probably hated him. Oakley was known as one of the toughest and most physical players in the NBA, even an enforcer, and those players don't usually make the All-Star team, though he did.

During the 1993–94 season, Oakley averaged a solid 11.8 points and 11.8 rebounds for the New York Knicks and was selected as an All-Star reserve. While that was his only selection, he would go on to have a long and successful career.

He spent his first four seasons with the Chicago Bulls, playing alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, though he later signed with the Knicks, where he played 10 seasons and often went up against his former team.  

Oakley was known much more for his defensive ability and carved out a career despite being a below-average offensive player at power forward and center. To his credit, he managed to play 19 seasons and appear in nearly 1300 NBA games, with his All-Star selection proving how valuable he was during his prime.