Don’t Forget About Mitch Richmond: Underrated Mega-Star of the 1990s

June 5th, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
If you were asked to assemble a list of the NBA's top players from the past 20 years, you'd likely include names like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Hakeem Olajuwon.

And you'd probably throw in Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, and David Robinson as well.

But chances are you'd leave out someone who simply tore up the league in the 1990s—Mitch Richmond.

Many fans often forget about Richmond because he was far from flashy. He rarely made Sports Center highlights since he rarely performed any "wow, did you see that?"  dunks like Michael Jordan or LeBron James.

Plus he wasn't seen on national television often because he spent most of his career with the lousy, very lousy Sacramento Kings.

Let's face it, when your best teammates are guys like Lionel "L-Train" Simmons, Walt "The Wizard" Williams, and Olden Polynice, you're just not going to win many games, at least not in the NBA.     

But despite all that, Richmond was an all-time great.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard managed to average at least 21 points per game for th ...

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