32 players you forgot were once NBA All-Stars

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3) Mark Eaton

Former NBA all-star Mark Eaton, who played his entire career for the Utah Jazz, was one of the most feared shot blockers in NBA history. At 7'4, he is one of the tallest players in the history but he nearly didn't make it to the league.

He barely played in college and was planning on going overseas to play professionally but was given a chance by the Jazz, where he quickly proved they were right to gamble on him. He proved to be a surprisingly sturdy player, missing just 27 games over his 11-year career, making him the most durable player over 7'2 in history.

He led the NBA in blocks four times, including blocking a record 456 shots in 1984–85, resulting in his winning Defensive Player of the Year. However, he wouldn't make the all-star team until four seasons later, in 1988–89, mostly due to Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson.

Although he only averaged 6.2 points—the second-lowest scoring average of any all-star in NBA history—he averaged a terrific 3.8 blocks and 10.3 rebounds, helping Utah to what would turn out to be a 51-win season. By the time he retired, he was only the second player to ever block 3,000 shots and still holds the record for career blocks per game.

Overall, while he only made one all-star game in his career, that had more to do with playing the same position as two all-time great centers and less to do with his play.