The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

4. Larry Bird

Career years: 1979-1992
Career stats
: 24.3 PPG 10.0 RPG 6.3 APG 1.7 SPG BPG
Teams: Boston Celtics

Larry the Legend cracks this list despite playing 13 seasons for the Celtics and leading a HOF career. We all know he's one of the greatest of all time, but had he not had those nagging back injuries towards the end of his career, Bird may have went down as even greater. Three of his final four years he missed 20+ games, and by his final year he was hardly what fans and analysts knew him to be.

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