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The list of well-traveled No. 1 overall picks

Kwame Brown has been all around the NBA.

Kwame Brown has been all around the NBA.

Kwame Brown will go down as one of the biggest draft busts in history, but that hasn’t stopped teams from lining up for his services.

He is one of five No. 1 overall picks since the NBA-ABA merger to play on at least six teams in his career.

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A look at the list:

Kwame Brown, 2001 No.1 pick

7 teams: Washington, LA Lakers, Memphis, Detroit, Charlotte, Golden State, Philadelphia

Joe Smith, 1995 No.1 pick

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12 teams: Golden State, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Oklahoma CIty, Atlanta, New Jersey, LA Lakers

Shaquille ONeal, 1992 No.1 pick

6 teams: Orlando, LA Lakers, Miami, Phoenix, Cleveland, Boston

Danny Manning, 1988 No.1 pick

7 teams: LA Clippers, Atlanta, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Utah, Dallas, Detroit

John Lucas, 1976 No.1 pick

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6 teams: Houston, Golden State, Washington, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Seattle

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