The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

21. Jermaine O'Neal

Career years: 1996-present
Career stats
: 13.4 PPG 7.3 RPG 1.4 APG SPG 1.8 BPG
Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns

Jermaine O'Neal was part of the freshman class of today's prototypical star big man. He could dunk on you, he could step outside and hit a 15 footer, he could get at you on the defensive end, he was a worthy All-Star power forward on a stacked Pacers squad. That was until the rumble at the Palace and a slew of injuries to his shoulders, knees, and ankles. He's still playing now but he's not nearly the player he was in his prime. He could have been a possible future Hall of Famer had he kept up his production and stayed healthy but now he'll go down in history as a journeyman big who had a few good years.

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