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These days, it seems like players in the NBA continuously switch teams or are traded for other players. but, though this is a common practice, there are still quite a lot of players who spend their entire career with a single franchise. These are five players who spend their entire career with one team.

Reggie Miller – Indiana Pacers

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Miller played with the Indiana Pacers for 18 seasons, his entire NBA career. He was selected to be an All-Star five times and the Pacers retired his number after his career.

Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

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‘The Big Fundamental’ spent his entire 19-season career with the San Antonio Spurs. During those 19 seasons, he only had one coach, Gregg Popovich. Duncan earned his nickname, because he was one of the most consistent players throughout his career. The only statistics were Duncan scored below average was his free throw shooting, where he had a career average of 70%.

John Stockton – Utah Jazz

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Stockton can be seen as one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA. During his career, he spent all his 19-seasons with the Utah Jazz. Furthermore, Stockton still holds the record for most career assists and steals.

Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks

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Nowitzki is the only player on this list who is still active. He was originally drafted into the NBA by the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-way deal between the Bucks, the Suns and the Mavericks, which led him to be drafted to the Mavericks immediately after the draft.

At the moment, he is in his 20th season with the Mavericks, and he still has a contract for another year. That means he would probably play at least 21 season with the Mavericks.

Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

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Bryant was originally drafted 13th into the NBA, straight out of high school, by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996. It was a strong and talented draft year, as a lot of the players later became NBA All-Stars. Besides Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Peja Stojaković and Steve Nash were also drafted into the NBA.

Before the draft, the Hornets and the Lakers already had an agreement that the Hornets would trade their pick to the Lakers, though they were only told five minutes before the draft would they had to pick. In the end, Kobe spend 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring.

Photo: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

These days, it seems like players in the NBA continuously switch teams or are traded for other players. but, though this is a common practice, there are still quite a lot of players who spend their entire career with a single franchise. These are five players who spend their entire career with one team.

Reggie Miller – Indiana Pacers

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Miller played with the Indiana Pacers for 18 seasons, his entire NBA career. He was selected to be an All-Star five times and the Pacers retired his number after his career.

Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

‘The Big Fundamental’ spent his entire 19-season career with the San Antonio Spurs. During those 19 seasons, he only had one coach, Gregg Popovich. Duncan earned his nickname, because he was one of the most consistent players throughout his career. The only statistics were Duncan scored below average was his free throw shooting, where he had a career average of 70%.

John Stockton – Utah Jazz

Photo: SI

Stockton can be seen as one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA. During his career, he spent all his 19-seasons with the Utah Jazz. Furthermore, Stockton still holds the record for most career assists and steals.

Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks

Photo: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Nowitzki is the only player on this list who is still active. He was originally drafted into the NBA by the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-way deal between the Bucks, the Suns and the Mavericks, which led him to be drafted to the Mavericks immediately after the draft.

At the moment, he is in his 20th season with the Mavericks, and he still has a contract for another year. That means he would probably play at least 21 season with the Mavericks.

Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bryant was originally drafted 13th into the NBA, straight out of high school, by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996. It was a strong and talented draft year, as a lot of the players later became NBA All-Stars. Besides Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Peja Stojaković and Steve Nash were also drafted into the NBA.

Before the draft, the Hornets and the Lakers already had an agreement that the Hornets would trade their pick to the Lakers, though they were only told five minutes before the draft would they had to pick. In the end, Kobe spend 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring.

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