Biggest "What If" Players in NBA HistoryMasonOcker Basketball Legends like Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Lebron James will go down in the history books as the greatest players to touch a basketball. If you are willing to work in this business, you will be successful. However, the players in this list were some of the greatest players before one thing or another happened, that halted their momentum. Even if their downfall was their doing, people still wonder to this day... "what if?"
Whether it be injury, or just an altercation that forces them into riding the pine, here is the list of the greatest players that we simply always wonder, "what if?"
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One of the greatest scorers since Pistol Pete.
Tragically died on the court, in the middle of a game.
This one is SURE to get me some hate, but I will justify it. Rose has not been the same ever since his first knee injury, and because of this, has never been able to reach his full potential as a basketball player. If Derrick never got injured, the answer could be simple; he would go down as one of the greatest players of today. - MasonOcker
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List StatsUpdated 21 Jan 2017
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2. Brandon Roy
3. Gilbert Arenas