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How injuries derailed these five NBA stars

So many “what-ifs.” Ryan Potts takes a look at what could’ve been if these five NBA players’ careers weren’t plagued by injuries.

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Rodney Rogers: The Man who One-Upped Reggie Miller’s “8 Points in 9 Seconds” As a Rookie

You know those moments that have happened throughout NBA history?

“Havlicek stole the ball!” Or the time when Magic Johnson, as a rookie, started at center in place of an injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – at that point, arguably the GOAT – in the NBA Finals and absolutely dominated, capped off by using Kareem’s signature skyhook. Michael Jordan on Fathers’ Day. MJ again, in 1998, hitting that shot, the shot that was supposed to be the last one of his career. LeBron James leading his hometown team back from down 3-1. Reggie Miller: eight points in nine seconds. There’s a level of perfection to all of those moments that makes them as memorable and legendary as they are.

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Talent vs Teamwork: Making Sense of the Turbulent Journey of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Only four years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves looked as though they would become a newfound story of success as opposed to the regular story of sorrow. After failing to make the playoffs with Kevin Love at the helm, the Wolves traded for draft darling Andrew Wiggins to begin ushering in a new era of Minnesota basketball. Garnering comparisons to Tracy McGrady, the Minnesota faithful were excited for their young star to lead their once-successful franchise for years to come.

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