32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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30) Kevin Willis

NBA center Kevin Willis has the distinction of playing in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s during his 21-season career. Even so, many more recent fans might not be aware of Willis, who started his career with the Atlanta Hawks and spent 11 seasons there.

During that span, he proved to be a largely durable above-average starting center, even making the Eastern Conference all-star team during the 1991–92 season. Willis would go on to post 18.3 points and 15.5 rebounds per game and make the All-NBA 3rd team that season.

He would play at a high level for the next couple of seasons before transitioning into a new role as a backup center. That helped him elongate his career, playing another nine seasons for teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and finally the Dallas Mavericks.

All told he played a mind-boggling 1424 games—eighth most all-time—even after missing an entire season and retiring once in his 40s. Be that as it may, after playing that long, there wasn't much that Willis didn't accomplish during his sprawling NBA career, including making an all-star team.