The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

19. Jamal Mashburn

Career years: 1993-2003
Career stats
: 19.1 PPG 5.4 RPG 4.0 APG 1.0 SPG BPG
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets

Monster Mash may own car dealerships, Papa Johns, and Outback Steakhouses today, but in his prime he got busy for Dallas and later the Hornets during his NBA career. A prolific scorer coming out the gate, Mashburn's career was forever tainted by multiple knee injuries. As one-third of the "Three J's" in Dallas (Jim Jackson and Jason Kidd) he had high expectations, but the three young stars had a hard time co-existing and they were eventually broken up.

After his time in Dallas, Mashburn managed to play more than 50 games in only three of the seven years he had left in the league. Although, he is one of five players to average 20 a game in his last season (Drazen Petrovic, Jerry West, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan are the others).

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