NBA History: 25 former NBA stars you forgot dominated the league 

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6) Baron Davis

Former NBA star Baron Davis was taken third overall by the Charlotte Hornets and spent his first five years with the team, emerging as a star. He led the Hornets to the NBA playoffs an impressive five straight years and became known for his explosive drives to the basket and bombing away from three, at a rate far higher than other players of his era.

Attacking the rim and shooting a high-volume of threes later became the model that players such as James Harden followed to success. Over his Hornets career, he made two All-Star teams but was later traded after wearing out his welcome.

After being traded to the Golden State Warriors, Davis took off, helping lead the Warriors to the 2007 playoffs where he played the best basketball of his career. He led the Warriors over the 67-win Dallas Mavericks, which featured league MVP Dirk Nowitzki, arguably the biggest upset in NBA playoff history. While the eighth-seeded Warriors would go onto lose in the second-round, Davis averaged 25.3 points, 6.5 assists, 2.9 steals, and 4.5 rebounds during their 11-game playoff run.

Although Davis was a dynamic player during his prime, he never seemed to fully live up to his potential. Some of that was due to injuries, which slowly took away his athleticism and he quickly faded from being a star to a role player. In fact, he found himself out of the NBA at the age of 32 and with only a handful of seasons of strong play, he has already begun to fade from basketball fans memories.