The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

6. Chris Webber

Career years: 1993-2008
Career stats
: 20.7 PPG 9.8 RPG 4.2 APG 1.4 SPG 1.4 BPG
Teams: Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

Not too many players have come into the NBA with the hype, talent, and expectations that Chris Webber did. When he was drafted first overall in 1993 by the Magic, he was dealt to Golden State for Penny Hardaway. C-Webb was a supreme talent that dunked on guys left and right, had a shooting touch from 15-20, could pass better than many of the big men we had ever seen, and he had a deadly post game to boot. Webber was the full package that you'd want from your power forward.

He had some successful seasons with the Kings and Washington, but suffered a career-altering knee injury in 2003 that left him in a reduced form for the rest of his years in the league. It's hard to call Webber a bust considering his accomplishments statistically, but you have to wonder what could have been had he not had the injuries. With his skills he might have even still been in the league.

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