You probably forgot these NBA players were on these teams

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You probably forgot these NBA players were on these teams


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The NBA has a whole lot of movement. Even Michael Jordan couldn’t finish his career with the Chicago Bulls. Even the most iconic multi-team NBA players have a short stint on a team you would swear they never played for. Here are some iconic NBA players in weird places.

Shaquille O’Neal, Boston Celtics

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The only meaningful thing about his Celtics stint was the fact it completed the Shaq Rainbow.

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Hakeem Olajuwon, Toronto Raptors

Hakeem Olajuwon, Toronto Raptors

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Who among us wouldn’t take a bag to spend a year in Canada?

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Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers

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After coming home to Chicago for a year, Wade fulfilled some long-owed debt to LeBron James by playing alongside him in Ohio.

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Allen Iverson, Memphis Grizzlies

Allen Iverson, Memphis Grizzlies

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A.I. hopped around a bit toward the end, but he played just over an hour’s worth of minutes for the Grizzles.

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Jason Kidd, New York Knicks

Jason Kidd, New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks are notorious for giving geriatric stars a quick payday.

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Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets

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Scottie Pippen, Houston Rockets

Scottie Pippen, Houston Rockets

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In between Pippen’s historic Bulls run and late-career stint in Portland, he spent a quick 50 games playing for Houston.

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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards

Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards

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Russ has bounced a lot in his late career, but no stop was weirder than this one season in Washington.

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Dennis Rodman, Dallas Mavericks

Dennis Rodman, Dallas Mavericks

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Games played for the Mavericks: 12. Technical fouls earned during those games: 6.

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Tracy McGrady, San Antonio Spurs

Tracy McGrady, San Antonio Spurs

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TMac’s only Finals appearance came with the Spurs. He played a combined 13 minutes in seven games.

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Brandon Roy, Minnesota Timberwolves

Brandon Roy, Minnesota Timberwolves

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The oft-injured star tried to launch an NBA comeback with the Timberwolves. It lasted all of five games.

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Gilbert Arenas, Memphis Grizzlies

Gilbert Arenas, Memphis Grizzlies

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Agent Zero’s post-Wizards run saw him play for the Grizzlies, a tenure that lasted just 17 appearances, all from the bench.



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Cale Clinton and Mackenzie Meaney