The 25 Best NBA Careers Ruined by Injury

7. Penny Hardaway

Career years: 1993-2007
Career Stats
: 15.2 PPG 4.5 RPG 5.0 APG 1.6 SPG BPG
Teams: Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Miami Heat

You've seen and loved the Little Penny commercials. That's just a testament to just how poppin' Penny was in his heyday. Shaq's running mate before Kobe was a 6'7" guard with handle and creativity like Magic Johnson but the athleticism of a young Kobe. That was until a serious left knee injury in '98 robbed him of his abilities on a Magic squad still recuperating from Shaq bolting to L.A. With so much talent and a drive to keep at it, there's no doubt that he would have been a Hall of Famer had he been able to stay healthy.

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