The 5 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injuries

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The 5 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injuries
The 5 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injuries

Yes, this is a Blazers double dip, but we have to do it. Greg Oden's career—his draft pedigree, potential and sheer volume of devastating injuries—fits almost too perfectly here. Before everything went south, the 7'0" center profiled as a true franchise anchor, a dominant big man with Defensive Player of the Year potential and overwhelming physicality on offense. It's easy to look back and say Kevin Durant would have been the better choice at No. 1 overall in the 2007 draft—KD went second—but at the time, Oden was too good and too recognizable as an obvious building block to ignore. An All-American as a freshman at Ohio State, Oden led the Buckeyes to the 2007 national title game, where he scored

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