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The Journeyman
Kelley King
March 25, 2002
Forward Chucky Brown, who on Monday signed with the Kings for the rest of the season, has played for an NBA-record 12 teams in his 13-year career
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March 25, 2002

The Journeyman

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Forward Chucky Brown, who on Monday signed with the Kings for the rest of the season, has played for an NBA-record 12 teams in his 13-year career

What's the biggest drag about the journeyman lifestyle?

Not knowing where you're going to go when. My wife and one-year-old daughter [who live in North Carolina] didn't originally come with me to Sacramento. That's tough. The actual moving is the least of my troubles, because teams give you a fully furnished apartment with the phone hooked up and dishes in the cupboards. All I have to do is get groceries and show up to play. There are times, though, when you forget what city you're in.

Which city's fans show the most love?

The people of Houston during the 1994-95 championship season were great, but for years I've said the best fans are in Sacramento. They're so into the game. Philly is the worst. The fans only holler crazy, rude stuff at you. Fans in other cities will at least acknowledge a good play, but in Philly you're still a bum.

Could you rate your coaches?

Chuck Daly [Nets, 1992-93] and Rudy Tomjanovich [Rockets, 1994-95] were fair, good coaches. They always had the right thing to say without going off on long stories. Then there was Chris Ford [Bucks, 1996-97]. He was the angriest. He was just mad about a lot of stuff. I tried to stay out of his way.

What was your worst experience as a player?

During a three-game stint with Italy's Panna Firenze in 1992, I got fined because I didn't wave to the president of the team when he passed me in the hallway. I didn't know who he was, and I was just minding my own business. The next day I was told that I was going to be fined $30,000. I was like, what?

What do you think of your Internet devotees?

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