The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

13. Amar'e Stoudamire

Career years: 2002-present
Career stats
: 21.3 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.4 APG SPG 1.4 BPG
Teams: Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks

Many of you know him as a the weird dressing $100 million bench player for the failure New York Knicks. If we look back at Amare's career before his microfracture surgery in '05 however, he was on his way to being one of the leagues best bigs of his generation. He had the athleticism, the power, the work ethic, and the willing passers in Steve Nash and Stephon Marbury that led to his tremendous first two seasons in Phoenix. Like others before him, he lost a lot of the lift we knew him for post surgery and despite stepping out his range as a shooter, he just never was the same. Can you imagine pre-injury Amar'e with a jumpshot? Just scary.

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