BOSTON -- Jerry Stackhouse has been playing professional basketball for a long time. Stackhouse debuted in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 3, 1995, the same day the Fleet Center (the current home of the Boston Celtics, now called TD Garden) opened, and that just happened to be where Stackhouse suited up last Wednesday night.
Stackhouse is no longer with the Sixers, though. Those days are long gone. In fact, since playing his first game, Stackhouse has played for six different teams, scored more than 16,000 points and played in two All-Star games along the way.
Nowadays, the 37-year-old calls Atlanta his NBA home, even if it may only be temporary. Not quite ready to call it a career just yet, Stackhouse signed a one-year deal with the Hawks on Dec. 12, 2011, marking his 17th season playing on basketball's highest stage.