The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

20. Mark Aguirre

Accomplishments (1981-1982 - 1988-1989): 3x All-Star, 1x Champion
Team(s): Mavs, Pistons
Stats (1981-1982 - 1988-1989): 24.1 PPG 5.6 RPG 3.7 APG 0.9 SPG
'80s Highlights

Aguirre was one of the best scorer's during the '80s. His office was down on the low block where he used his quickness on bigger defenders and backed down smaller ones. He was the first option on those high octane '80s Dallas Mavericks teams that consistently made the playoffs and were among the leading teams in scoring. He was only 6'6", but at 232 pounds, Aguirre played like a 6'10" power forward. Mark was almost too tough for those Dallas teams, so when he was dealt to the Pistons in 1989 it was a perfect marriage. His style fit right in with the Bad Boys and he was instrumental in their two back-to-back titles.

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