The 1990s NBA was full of stars. Michael Jordan. Karl Malone. Hakeem Olujuawon, and many more. What fans may forget are some of those lesser known stars. You may have even forgotten all about them.
Here are five players from the ‘90s, pretty good ones too, that will make you say, “Oh yeah, I remember him.”
Schrempf’s 16-year NBA career took him from Dallas to Indiana to Seattle and then he finished with two seasons in Portland. Schrempf came into his own in Indiana where he averaged 17.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Then, he helped lead Seattle to the 1996 NBA Finals averaging 17.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. Schrempf was a double-digit scorer most of his career and was known for his all-around ability even though he was 6-foot-10.
A six-time NBA All-Star, Richmond was finally elected into the Hall of Fame in 2014. For ten straight seasons, Richmond averaged between 21.9 and 25.9 points per game. He ended his career with averages of 21.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Richmond also ended his career with an NBA title. He played for the Lakers in 2001-02 and retired a champion.
The 11th overall pick in the 1992 draft, Brandon became the starter at point guard for Cleveland in his fourth year. He averaged in double figures in scoring in his final eight NBA seasons.
Brandon was selected to the All-Star team in both 1996 and 1997, but injuries derailed what could have been a Hall of Fame-worthy career.
Coleman was the first pick in the 1990 draft and many believed he could have been the best power forward ever in the NBA. He was the league Rookie of the Year in 1991 but only made the All-Star game once (1994).
Coleman put up solid numbers – averaged a double-double in all but one season in New Jersey – early in his career. Unfortunately, injuries would slow his career which would span 15 NBA seasons.
You may remember Robinson since, sadly, he passed away recently. Robinson played the first eight of his 18 NBA seasons with Portland. Robinson averaged in double figures in points in each season from 1991 to 2004, including a career-high 21.3 in 1995. He was a solid defender and well-respected until he retired at age 40.