Friday , Sep , 23 , 2011 J.N.

1990S NBA’S MOST UNDERRATED PLAYERS VOL. Horny

I missed all of my Wrestlemanias during the 1990s.Yep, all fo them. Pay-per-view was expensive back then. Thanks to the Internet, I finally caught up on what I was missing and realized that I did not miss much even though it was great. Now, I watched Jordan, Bird, and Magic’s top games from the late 80s until 1992. Those guys truly knew what they were doing. Jordan was lightning quick and acrobatic.  I missed out on a lot of NBA games because I did not have cable. Thank you Internet. You truly saved the day. 

 8. Jeff Hornacek

The stats – 14.5 pts, 3.4 rebs, 4.9 asts, FG.496
The skinny – The man is nicknamed “Horny” because his last name is Hornacek. I don’t know why the fans chose this as his nickname. This has to be the worst nickname ever. I get it if he was a porn star, but not here. “Horny” is too direct. I’d understand if they called him “the Horns.” Anyway enough of that crap, Jeff Hornacek’s best statistical years were in Philadelphia. He gained national exposure in Utah since the Jazz was usually deep in the playoffs and challenged Chicago in back to back Finals appearances. 
 
Horny is a sneak thief ranked 31 in career steals with 1536 and was a 1991 All Star. He never broke 90 percent at the line until his last season with 95 percent. Another interesting thing to note is that Jeff shot nearly 50 percent for career. 
 
7. Terrell Brandon 
The stats -13.8 pts, 3.0 rebs, 6.1 asts, 2.0 to
Labeled by Sports Illustrated as the best point guard that you’ve never heard, Brandon was a two time All-Star in Cleveland. You can count him for nearly 19 points and 9 assists during his peak seasons while maintaining a low turnover rate. He can hang with the best point guards of the 1990s, but was not nearly as great as the Cavs’ previous point guard, Mark Price. We’re not holding that against Brandon because he made his own mark. He flourished as a play maker next to Kevin Garnett in Minnesota evidenced with the assists average. 
 
6. Jamal Mashburn
The stats – 19.1 pts, 5.4 rebs, 4.0 asts 
The skinny – The Monster Mash was great everywhere he went until right knee problems stuck him down. Mash averaged 24.1 points in the sophomore season. He only made All-Star once in 2003, which is a crime. At least he made it once whereas Rod Strickland did not make any. Any true NBA fan hoped that Mashburn, Jackson, and Kidd could have worked out their differences due to ego caused the break up. Jamal became an All-NBA third teamer in 2002-2003. I’ll never forget that he lit up the best perimeter defender of all time, Scottie Pippen, for 50 points. That performance alone should have guaranteed The Mash another All Star selection. That wasn’t a fluke, man. 
 
 
5. Kevin Willis
The stats – 12.1 pts, 8.4 rebs, 1.8 to, Ft 0.713
We enter the top five most underrated players of the 1990s. Willis only made the All Star team once in 1992 despite having awesome numbers for the majority of his career. He averaged 15.5 boards in 1991-1992, which landed him an All NBA selection to the third team. Even though he’ll never make it to the Hall of Fame, he got a title in 2003 with the San Antonio Spurs. There should not be any problems with that because he was old as dirt at the time. Willis is also the NBA’s Iron Man since he is currently ranked 5th in games played. 
 
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