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Injuries That Ruined NBA Player’s Careers

Let’s take a look at the most debilitating and career-crushing injuries that shocked us and everyone in the NBA as well. 

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After that brutal Gordon Hayward ankle injury from opening night in the NBA, we started thinking about gruesome injuries that seriously derailed promising careers.  Let’s take a look at the most debilitating and career-crushing injuries that shocked the NBA.  Some players have all the talent, all the intangibles but their body just can’t hold up to the physical pounding of an NBA season.

Brandon Roy

There was so much hype and hope behind Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, and rightfully so, the guy could ball.  His only issue was his knees, which caused him to miss significant time during his shortened NBA career.  He was playing great, making all-star teams and all defensive honors, but a degenerative knee issue ended his shot at greatness.

Yao Ming

The great hope from China was just too big for his body to handle.  Like many tall men, his feet and knees eventually gave out on him, that is a lot of pressure on those joints.  The 7-6 center was huge on many levels, his playing ability, sheer size and marketability, just a shame his body fell apart.

Grant Hill

This one hurts because he could’ve been considered one of the greatest of all time but his ankles never held up.  Because of his numerous injuries, he was able to play for many years, but he only played a few full seasons.  His legacy will always be intertwined with his injuries, which is a real shame.  That and the fact he played for Duke, yuk!

Amare Stoudamire

This guy had leaping ability like I have never seen before, but he proved that he was great because of that ability and little more.  like most jumpers, he eventually landed awkwardly and injuries derailed a promising career.  That micro-fracture injury he had is possible the worst for jumpers and he had two.

 

Greg Oden

Oden was touted as the next great big man and his skill set backed that up, too bad nobody told his feet. The guy had the worst foot issues in the history of the NBA and yet he still managed a title, while riding the pine for the Heat.  When it wasn’t his feet it was his knees, pretty similar story to may big men in the league.

Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway

Once touted as the next Magic Johnson, Penny was a freak athlete and a magician with the ball.  I’ve never seen someone jump onto the scene with as much gusto as he had but a string of brutal injuries sidelined him and his promising career.  Remember how good his commercials were, what a shame?

Jay Williams

This is a cautionary tale more about Motorcycles and how dangerous they can be than basketball injuries, but it still applies.  Jay was supposed to be the next great point guard and he started out on fire, then it all came crashing down, literally.  He crashed his motorcycle into a streetlight causing serious nerve damage to his leg, and he never played again which was a real shame.

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What Is Happening With The New Nike Jerseys In The NBA?

Maybe Nike ran out of money after paying nearly $1 billion for the right to make all NBA teams’ jerseys, because something is seriously wrong.

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Maybe Nike ran out of money after paying nearly $1 billion for the right to make all NBA teams’ jerseys, because something is seriously wrong. Nike unveiled their “groundbreaking advanced uniforms,” this offseason and so far they have not lived up to the hype. After just a few weeks into the new season, an outbreak of ripped and torn jerseys have overtaken the league.

If you aren’t aware, numerous players have had to change jerseys mid-game because these new uniforms made by Nike are just being torn to shreds… so how is this “advanced technology?”

On opening night, with the new jerseys on full display in a closely contested game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics, LeBron James’ jersey ripped right down the middle of his back. Seriously Nike? Did you not do any testing on this “new technology?”

Previously, Adidas had the contract for official NBA team jerseys and there was never anything like this. Sure there may have been a few wardrobe malfunctions, but nothing like this rash of total wardrobe destruction.

Nike just signed an eight-year $1 billion contract so don’t expect NBA teams to be wearing Adidas jerseys anytime soon. Now it is up to Nike to fix these horrible uniforms and so far they haven’t sent any new uniforms to teams.

Nike released a statement per Darren Rovell of ESPN: “We are very concerned to see any game day tear and are working to implement a solution that involves standardizing the embellishment process and enhancing the seam strength of game day jerseys. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance and we are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future.”

Sounds like damage control more than anything else. My question is, are the player’s jerseys the only ones affected? Are kids buying $150 jerseys only to have them fall apart?

So far, five NBA players have had their jerseys rip in a game and some have almost completely been torn to shreds. How is this acceptable? How is Nike going to rectify this situation, not just for the NBA teams, but for all the fans who have already purchased these disastrous jerseys?

 

Step it up Nike, or maybe make some quality products. Honestly, I don’t expect much from this soulless corporation, except more of the same.

Let’s just hope the player’s shorts are made of different material, or we could have some serious wardrobe malfunctions…

 

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Why Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t Win MVP

Everyone is saying that Giannis is the favorite to win the MVP award but he’s not going to win the MVP and I’ll tell you why.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most exciting players in all of the NBA. The way he dunks with crazy authority then scowls on the way back down the floor to play defense is something that gets everyone hyped up. It’s impossible to not be swept up by his enthusiasm and if you’re trying to not fall in love with this basketball genius then good luck. He is making the young and fun Milwaukee Bucks amazing to watch so far and they have won a bunch of games, some that maybe they even weren’t supposed to. Giannis is the talk of the entire NBA and everyone is saying that he is the favorite to win the MVP award but he’s not going to win the MVP and I’ll tell you why.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks are a good team and they’re a lot of fun. They are also destined to make the NBA Finals because the Eastern Conference is incredibly weak. Sure the Bucks are performing and don’t look to be slowing down in any sense of the word and that is all mostly because of Giannis and his awesome play. However, if you think a team in the Eastern Conference is going to have the MVP you are out of your mind.

 

The Western Conference is loaded, the competition over there is incredibly tough and the talent is unparalleled. Sure Giannis is good, but Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double last season. He will undoubtedly have another amazing season, especially now that he has the help of Melo and Paul George. James Harden was the runner-up for the MVP last season and he looks just as good or even better than he did last year. Sure, James Harden might not be as exciting as Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he is an unstoppable basketball force the likes of which we have never seen before. The West also has a little team called the Golden State Warriors that already has two MVPs on the roster in Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. To think that they’re not favorites to add another MVP to their selection this season is just crazy.

 

 

Even in the East, there are incredible talents that will lead their teams to better records than Giannis. First off, obviously Lebron James is always a front-runner and should realistically win the MVP each and every year he plays in the league. We also have Kyrie playing without Gordon Hayward and leading the Celtics all by himself. Check out some of his highlights this season, he looks incredible. John Wall is always a force to be reckoned with too. Oh also, the Unicorn, Porzingis looks good so far as well.

 

The league is too stacked with great players and a lot of those great players will play for better teams and have bigger impacts than Giannis Antetokounmpo. I know it’s trendy to say that he will win the MVP and I would be super excited if somehow he managed to keep the momentum he’s already garnered this season to win the coveted award. If it were up to me, Giannis would lead the Bucks to a title this year and it would be amazing. However, I just don’t think that is going to happen.

 

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Kyrie Just Keeps Digging Himself a Deeper Hole into His Flat Earth

Kyrie has now left the realm of reality and the idea that he was doing this as a publicity stunt is finally out of the window. 

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Kyrie Irving, the outspoken Boston Celtic guard, just keeps jamming his feet directly into his own mouth. This week while a guest on UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s radio show, Irving again reiterated his ridiculous stance on Earth being flat. He went further than just stating that the Earth is flat, he insisted that there is “no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth.”

 

Kyrie has now left the realm of reality and the idea that he was doing this as a publicity stunt is finally out of the window. He actually believes that the Earth is flat, there are no real pictures of Earth from space, I’m assuming and he doesn’t believe science.

One must start to wonder where he is getting these ridiculous ideas and who is filling him with such false narratives? Kyrie has been linked to celebrity pastor Carl Lentz of the Hillside Church and that organization has been under fire lately for controversial moves of its constituents.

 

 

Has Kyrie been brainwashed by the same church that apparently has Justin Bieber acting odd and out of character? The church caters to a celebrity clientele but so far Irving is the only one who is spouting falsities about a flat Earth. There have been rumors that pastor Lentz and the Hillside Church are behind Irving’s startling request to be traded.

The plot only gets deeper as we dive into this church and their strange tactics, but that is for another article and another time.

 

This isn’t the first time Irving has spouted on about a flat Earth conspiracy, on the podcast “Road Trippin’” Irving went on to say, “The Earth is flat… I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”

When Kyrie was on “Holding Court” with Coach Geno Auriemma, he said, “When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth—and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969—it becomes like conspiracy, too.”

Ok Kyrie, the entire planet has been lying to us to keep the flat Earth people at bay.. ok.

 

I’ll let Kyrie continue to dig himself a bigger and bigger hole that one day he will have to get out of. Maybe he is just doing this to get a free trip to space on Elon Musk’s Space X rocket.

But until then, Kyrie, the Earth is round… that is all.

 

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