Top 10 Athletes that Should Have Played for Only One Team

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Many athletes become synonymous with certain teams and cities over the course of their careers. Here are some athletes that nearly spent their entire career with a single team only to play for a seemingly random team at the tail end of their respective careers. No matter what, it will always be weird seeing these athletes in a different uniform than the one that made them famous.

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

I guess I agree. Michael had good intentions for playing for the Wizards but his career probably would've been greater if he stayed with the Bulls. - ParasN2000

Career History:

Chicago Bulls: 1984-1993, 1995-1998

Washington Wizards: 2001-2003 - phillysports

2 Johnny Unitas Johnny Unitas John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional football player from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Career History:
Baltimore Colts: 1956-1972
San Diego Chargers: 1973 - phillysports

3 Martin Brodeur

Career History:
New Jersey Devils: 1991-1992, 1993-2014
St. Louis Blues: 2014-15 - phillysports

4 Willie Mays Willie Mays

Career History:
New York/San Francisco Giants: 1951-1952, 1954-1972
New York Mets: 1972-1973 - phillysports

5 Karl Malone Karl Malone Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.

Career History:
Utah Jazz: 1985-2003
Los Angeles Lakers: 2003-2004 - phillysports

6 Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith Emmitt James Smith III is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s.

Career History:
Dallas Cowboys: 1990-2002
Arizona Cardinals: 2003-2004 - phillysports

7 Brian Dawkins

Career History:
Philadelphia Eagles: 1996-2008
Denver Broncos: 2009-2011 - phillysports

8 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Career History:
Miami Heat: 2003-2016, 2018-present
Chicago Bulls: 2016-2017
Cleveland Cavaliers: 2017-2018 - phillysports

9 Tony Parker Tony Parker William Anthony Parker Jr. is a French professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Career History:
San Antonio Spurs: 2001-2018
Charlotte Hornets: 2018-present - phillysports

10 Patrick Marleau

Career History:
San Jose Sharks: 1997-2017
Toronto Maple Leafs: 2017-present - phillysports

The Contenders

11 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
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