Injury type: Torn ACL
Injury year: 1998
Pre-injury stats: NCAA: 32 G, 11.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.0 APG
Post-injury stats: NBA: 835 G, 16.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 7.2 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.4 BPG
In a twisted way, Baron Davis’ career had a very clean arch to it as it both began and ended with serious knee injuries. During his freshman season at UCLA, he landed awkwardly coming down from a dunk during the NCAA tournament and tore his ACL, a serious concern for both Davis and the Bruins given Davis’ dependence on his speed and quickness. He managed to come back better than ever the following year, though, and declared for the NBA Draft following his sophomore season. He went on to enjoy a very good NBA career, one that was only slowed by nagging injuries to other parts of his body.