Born September 3, 1971 Ed Stokes played in the NBA mainly as a Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1998-1998. Edward Kobie Stokes is an American former professional basketball player, who played at the center position. Stokes attended the University of Arizona. During his collegiate career, he scored 984 points, grabbed 644 rebounds and blocked 167 shots. He was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1993 NBA draft.