This week, two of my former teams are having fabulous winning streaks. My Denver Nuggets just ended a 15-game run to finally get noticed in the West and my Miami Heat are still going at 27 straight as they approach the all-time record of 33 consecutive wins set by my Los Angeles Lakers.
The great thing about an 18-year NBA career is that after playing on seven different teams, you always have one of your former teams to root for!
At the end of my active playing career I had either played for, played for the coach (15 in 18 years) or had a former teammate on every team in the league except the Clippers and Spurs. Needless to say, I never got lonely on the road. I always had a friend to hang out with!
With such a diverse career, no matter what happens in the league I can still take credit for it. In 15 of the last 20 years, I had played for one or both of the teams in the NBA Finals. It makes it a lot more fun to root for your former team. Or teams.