Biggest 'what if' athletes of all time

Grant Hill's retirement got us to thinking about other athletes whose careers were cut short or hampered by injury. While this isn't the definitive list of stifled greatness, we came up with some pretty big names. Who else should be on the list?

Sam Bowie guards Bill Walton during his rookie season (Getty Images)
Sam Bowie guards Bill Walton during his rookie season (Getty Images)
Sam Bowie guards Bill Walton during his rookie season (Getty Images)
Ralph Sampson's Hall of Fame career
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs waves to fans after leaving the game against the Chicago White Sox on May 18 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. inning. It was announced that Kerry Wood is retiring from baseball today. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs waves to fans after leaving the game against the Chicago White Sox on May 18 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. inning. It was announced that Kerry Wood is retiring from baseball today. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON,TX-JUNE 01: Former Astro pitcher J.R. Richard throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros played the Cincinnati Reds on June 1, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Reds v Houston Astros
HOUSTON,TX-JUNE 01: Former Astro pitcher J.R. Richard throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros played the Cincinnati Reds on June 1, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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