WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The players from Dirk Nowitzki's classic 1998 NBA Draft

Though the 1998-99 season was shortened by a lockout, it was the debut of a NBA Draft class with at least two future Hall of Famers, several All-Stars, and a bunch of other notable NBA players.

It’s not as heralded as the 1996 NBA Draft, but the 1998 Draft has proven to be one of the best in NBA history.

Michael Olowokandi was taken 1st overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Olowokandi never lived up to expectations as a No. 1 pick. He has stayed off the radar since retiring in 2007 and earning $38 million.

Mike Bibby was taken 2nd by the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Bibby had a very successful career, retiring after 14 seasons in 2012. Today, he coaches his son at Shadow Mountain High School in Arizona.

Raef LaFrentz was taken 3rd by the Denver Nuggets.

LaFrentz earned over $84 million in his 10-year career. He now owns a farm in a small Iowa town.

Antawn Jamison was taken 4th by the Toronto Raptors.

Jamison was a two-time All-Star and retired in 2014 after playing for six different teams. Today Jamison is a TV analyst for the Lakers.

Vince Carter was taken 5th by the Golden State Warriors.

Carter is currently with the Memphis Grizzlies. He has been an All-Star eight times during his 17-year career.

Robert Traylor, the 6th pick in the draft, died of a heart attack in 2011 after seven NBA seasons. He was 34.

Source: ESPN

Jason Williams was taken 7th by the Sacramento Kings.

Williams retired in 2011. He played overseas in 2014, and video recently surfaced of him playing at a rec league.

Larry Hughes was taken 8th by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Hughes played for eight teams over 13 years. He has a production company and a foundation that helps families with organ and tissue donors.

Dirk Nowitzki was taken 9th by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Nowitzki was traded to the Mavericks on draft night. He has played 17 seasons and is the Mavs' all-time leading scorer.

Paul Pierce was taken 10th by the Boston Celtics.

Pierce has played 17 seasons, now with the Washington Wizards. He's 16th all-time in scoring in the NBA.

Bonzi Wells was taken 11th by the Detroit Pistons.

Wells played 10 seasons in the NBA. He got a degree in general studies in 2014 and wants to pursue a coaching career.

Michael Doleac was taken 12th by the Orlando Magic.

Doleac is now a science teacher and strength and conditioning trainee for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He also competes in CrossFit challenges.

Source: Linkedin, CrossFit

Keon Clark was taken 13th by the Orlando Magic.

Clark played six years in the NBA. In 2013 he was sentenced to eight years in jail after pleading guilty to DUI and gun possession charges.

Michael Dickerson was taken 14th by the Houston Rockets.

Dickerson retired after five seasons and went on to play in Spain.

Source: HoopsHype

Matt Harpring was taken 15th by the Orlando Magic.

Harpring retired in 2009 and now works as a TV analyst for the Utah Jazz.

Bryce Drew was taken 16th by the Houston Rockets.

Drew played six seasons in the NBA and is now the head coach of Valparaiso University men's basketball.

Rasho Nesterovic was taken 17th by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Nesterovic played 11 seasons in the NBA. In 2014, he was named secretary general of the Slovenian Basketball Association.

Mirsad Turkcan was taken 18th by the Houston Rockets.

Turkcan only played 17 games in the NBA, but went on to have a legendary career in Turkey. He retired in 2012 as the Euroleague's all-time leading rebounder.

Source: Euroleague

Pat Garrity was taken 19th by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Garrity retired in 2008 and is now director of strategic planning for the Detroit Pistons.

Roshown McLeod was taken 20th by the Atlanta Hawks.

McLeod played four seasons in the NBA and now coaches high school basketball at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy in Georgia.

Ricky Davis was taken 21st by the Charlotte Hornets.

Davis played 12 years in the NBA. As of 2014, he was playing in the NBA D-League.

Source: Bleacher Report

Brian Skinner was taken 22nd by Los Angeles Clippers.

Skinner played for eight teams in 13 years. He now calls himself a stay-at-home dad.

Tyronn Lue was taken 23rd by the Denver Nuggets.

Lue retired in 2009 and is now an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Felipe Lopez was taken 24th by the San Antonio Spurs.

Lopez played four seasons in the NBA. He now runs a Christian foundation in the Bronx and works with USA Basketball to develop youth basketball clinics.

Al Harrington was taken 25th by the Indiana Pacers.

Harrington earned over $86 million during his 13-year career. He officially retired in 2015.

Sam Jacobson was taken 26th by the Los Angeles Lakers.

After four years in the NBA, Jacobson played one year in Italy and was working at a Minnesota basketball clinic as of 2009.

Vladimir Stepania was taken 27th by the Seattle Sonics.

Stepania retired after six years and has since gotten a degree from New York University and experimented with coaching at several levels.

Corey Benjamin was taken 28th by the Chicago Bulls.

Benjamin played four seasons in the NBA and is now a basketball trainer and a mentor at several elementary schools.

Nazr Mohammed was taken 29th by the Utah Jazz.

Mohammed has played 17 seasons, most recently with the Chicago Bulls.

Now see what another great draft class is up to

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