Is it possible to think of legendary NBA players without also thinking of the team they played for?
Can we imagine Michael Jordan, for example, without the booming roar of announcer Ray Clay or the intense red of Chicago's jersey? Would Magic Johnson's easy charm and flashy on-court passes have been as legendary in a place that wasn't Los Angeles, home of the biggest stars in the world?
While today's NBA stars don't feel as many qualms about changing teams, there was a time when finishing your career with a single franchise was considered a major honor. Single-team stars like Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and Manu Ginobili have all etched themselves permanently in the history books of their respective franchises, if from nothing else than sheer longevity.
Conversely, there are a few stars who probably should have stayed on one team for their entire career Allen Iverson was a dominant force in Philadelphia, but never quite reached the same heights in his last few years on the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons. After jumping to Los Angeles from his longtime home in Utah, Karl Malone made it back to the finals in his last season with the Lakers but came up just short, losing to the Pistons in a major championship upset.
Now it's time to test your knowledge of the stars and the cities they represented - at least for most of their careers. How many of these famous NBA players can you match to their franchises?