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Mike Wilks's Teammates


Scoring in front of an ex-teammate. (NBAE)

New Wizards guard Mike Wilks is often described as a "journeyman." As in, eight NBA franchises in six years. Plus at least two NBDL franchises. Plus at least one more NBA franchise in a preseason. That's a lot of teams.

More importantly, that's a lot of teammates. Here are some important things you should know about the teammates with whom Mike Wilks has shared NBA locker rooms. I'm only counting teammates who have appeared in the same game as Wilks. The list includes

* Two Browns (Andre and Devin)
* Four Jacksons (Jim, Luke, Marc and Mark)
* Two Joneses (Bobby and Damon)
* Two Smiths (J.R. and Joe)

* Six players with whom Wilks has appeared for two different franchises (Dion Glover, Alan Henderson, Nazr Mohammed, Rasho Nesterovic, Ira Newble and Glenn Robinson).

* Two players whose names are burned into the cortexes of Bullets fans (Darvin Ham and Rod Strickland).

* Eight players who were selected for last year's All-Star game (LeBron James, Ray Allen, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, Tony Parker, Yao Ming, and Caron would make nine.)

In terms of Blog fodder, this might be about it. Why? Well....

Even though Wilks is portraying a positive image of his NBA experience, it must be difficult to remain true to the principles of his faith and still make a living in a sport that is sometimes fraught with controversy; difficult in the sense that with all of the craziness and sometimes odd behavior from many of his colleagues, he is sure to stick out like a sore thumb because of his unwavering stance on what's right and what's not.

"Not at all," Mike insists. "I have been very fortunate. On every team that I've played for - Atlanta, Minnesota, Houston, San Antonio, Cleveland, Seattle, Denver - the players have been very supportive of my beliefs and seemingly, comfortable around me. I still have fun with my teammates and they are my friends. They respect my lifestyle and beliefs and they want me to be comfortable in my environment. We hang out at the movies, restaurants, bowling alleys or each other's homes."

Anyhow, after the jump comes the full list of the 91 teammates who have played in the same games as Wilks. Yes, it's in alphabetical order. Yes, I'm very proud of myself.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Ray Allen
Carmelo Anthony
Brent Barry
Corey Benjamin
Bruce Bowen
Torraye Braggs
Andre Brown
Devin Brown
Marcus Camby
Anthony Carter
Kelvin Cato
Nick Collison
Yakhouba Diawara
Dan Dickau
Tim Duncan
Noel Felix
Alton Ford
Danny Fortson
Steve Francis
Kevin Garnett
Mickael Gelabale
Kendall Gill
Manu Ginobili
Dion Glover
Dion Glover (2)
Drew Gooden
Darvin Ham
Zendon Hamilton
Alan Henderson
Alan Henderson (2)
Robert Horry
Troy Hudson
Larry Hughes
Steven Hunter
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Allen Iverson
Jim Jackson
Luke Jackson
Marc Jackson
Mark Jackson
LeBron James
Bobby Jones
Damon Jones
Linas Kleiza
Rashard Lewis
Randy Livingtson
Matt Maloney
Sean Marks
Donyell Marshall
Kenyon Martin
Tony Massenburg
Yao Ming
Cuttino Mobley
Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed (2)
Mikki Moore
Bostjan Nachbar
Eduardo Najera
Nene
Rasho Nesterovic
Rasho Nesterovic (2)
Ira Newble
Ira Newble (2)
Moochie Norris
Charles Oakley
Scott Padgett
Eric Piatkowski
Tony Parker
Aleksandar Pavlovic
Anthony Peeler
Johan Petro
Igor Rakocevic
Theo Ratliff
Luke Ridnour
Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson (2)
Malik Rose
Wally Szczerbiak
Saer Sene
Paul Shirley
J.R. Smith
Joe Smith
Eric Snow
Rod Strickland
Robert Swift
Maurice Taylor
Jason Terry
Gary Trent
Beno Udrih
Anderson Varejao
Von Wafer
Earl Watson
Clarence Weatherspoon
Chris Wilcox
Damien Wilkins
Loren Woods

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2007; 12:47 PM ET
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Comments

wow. good job?

Posted by: gidge | December 19, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Paul Shirley scoffs at your attempt to take his blog swagger.

Posted by: ScottVanPeltStyle.com | December 19, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"Two players whose names are burned into the cortexes of Bullets fans (Darvin Ham and Rod Strickland)."

Dana the intern is aroused!

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | December 19, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Who made you do this and why do they hate you?

Posted by: Ian | December 19, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

More Importantly. What "faith and believe system" does Mike Wilks have could clash with certain aspects of the NBA culture...I mean wasn't that one dude a devout virgin during the showtime era and beyond in LA?

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | December 19, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

That "one dude" being A.C. Green.

Posted by: Icantfeelmyface | December 19, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

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