*If any video links are presented below, note that these injuries are gruesome.
Even though it's reputation is not the same as football or boxing, basketball is still quite a dangerous sport, especially on the level of the NBA. These athletes put their bodies on the line day after day, and sometimes, that mindset can cost them years they will be forced to sit out. Here is the list of the worst NBA injuries of all time.
The Top Ten
1Shaun Livingston - 2/26/2007
Really glad he could come back. Many thought his career was over.
I personally put Livingston at the top spot, because of how scary this injury was, not only to his career, but to his life. As stated by SBNation.com, "Livingston tore his ACL, PCL, MCL, and meniscus and dislocated his knee. There was legitimate concern that his leg would have to be amputated." Because of how his injury almost ruined his life, I think it's safe to say that this injury truly was the worst of all time. - MasonOcker
2Rudy Tomjanovich - 12/9/1977
Kermit nearly killed him.
All of these other guys came back from their injuries Rudy didn't - 2storm
3Paul George - 8/1/2014
This should top Rudy because it was so gruesome. Rudy's was life-threatening, but George's was more awkward.
He literally just flung to the hoop pole!
4Derrick Rose - 4/28/2012Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
4/28 is my bday
5Greg Oden - 9/14/2007Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.
6Andrew Bogut - 4/3/2010Andrew Michael Bogut is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 7-foot (2.13 m) center was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. He earned All-NBA Third Team ...read more.
7Marquis Daniels - 2/6/2011
8Jamal Crawford - 11/13/2003Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school basketball for Rainier Beach High School, a basketball powerhouse in Seattle, before committing to play ...read more.
9Gordon Hayward - 10/17/2017Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
I'm a celtics fan so this has to be the worst for me. miss u gordon
This is like PGs except with his ankle
10Glen Davis - 5/26/2010Ronald Glen Davis, nicknamed Big Baby, is an American former professional basketball player who previously played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
11TJ Ford - 3/7/2012
Davis injured him
12Baron Davis - 5/6/2012
13Joe Johnson - 5/11/2005Joe Johnson is an English snooker legend from the 80s who won the World championship in 1986. He currently commentates on Eurosport..
14Kobe Bryant - 4/12/2013Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
15Andrew Bynum - 1/31/08Andrew Bynum is an American former professional basketball player. He played the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.