Joe Kleine did play 15 years in the NBA. That's relatively rare, and you don't get to that point if you're not a quality player.
OTOH, the list of guys taken after him that year is relatively shocking, including a number of players who had more successful careers. Among others: Chris Mullin, Detlef Schrempf, Charles Oakley, Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, A.C. Green (star of the Oregon State team we beat in the first round of the NCAA tournament that year) and Terry Porter. If it's any consolation, Malone went #13 overall, Dumars was #18, Green was #23 and Porter was #24, so plenty of teams passed on them. See link.