Shaq is now onto his fifth team, which seems like a lot for one of the league’s all time great players. Aren’t megastar hall of famers supposed to spend their entire career playing for one, or at most two, teams?
Not always. Shaquille O’Neal isn’t the first huge name to wear a multitude of jersies throughout a stellar career.Â Here are some other well-regarded journeymen:
Rickey Henderson: The greatest lead off hitter of all time played for 9 different teams, but changed rosters many more times than that. He had 4 different stints with the A’s and 2 with the Padres.
Paul Coffey: One of the NHL’s All time great defensemen and 13th on the career scoring list suited up for 9 different Organ-I-zations during a 20 year career.
Moses Malone: The Hall of Famer played for 9 different teams, between the ABA and NBA, and ended up sixth on the all time scoring list.
James Lofton: The Wideout played for five different NFL teams, making 764 catches for 75 touchdowns.