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

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21) Purvis Short 

The name Purvis Short would probably make most NBA fans nowadays draw a blank but he was a high-scoring wing for the Golden State Warriors in the early to mid 1980s. Short spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Warriors, averaging a terrific 19.4 points but the best stretch of his career came from the 1982–83 to 1985–86 seasons, where he boasted averages of 24.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Still, he didn't do much winning during his time with the Warriors. Actually, they finished with a winning record and made the NBA playoffs just once, with Short as one of their best players for almost a decade. That probably contributed to his not making an all-star team despite peaking as a high-scorer.

Short did eventually leave Golden State and played with a young Hakeem Olajuwon for two seasons in Houston before spending the last season of his career in New Jersey. With no all-star appearances and playing on bad teams throughout his prime, it did him no favors, though he did manage to score an incredible 59 points in a game. That will keep him from being completely forgotten but he certainly isn't well-known among newer fans.