Worst NBA Injuries of All Time

*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

1 Shaun Livingston - 2/26/2007 Shaun Livingston - 2/26/2007

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

2 Rudy Tomjanovich - 12/9/1977 Rudy Tomjanovich - 12/9/1977

All of these other guys came back from their injuries Rudy didn't - 2storm

3 Paul George - 8/1/2014 Paul George - 8/1/2014

He literally just flung to the hoop pole!

4 Derrick Rose - 4/28/2012 Derrick Rose - 4/28/2012 Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
5 Greg Oden - 9/14/2007 Greg Oden - 9/14/2007
6 Andrew Bogut - 4/3/2010 Andrew Bogut - 4/3/2010
7 Marquis Daniels - 2/6/2011 Marquis Daniels - 2/6/2011
8 Jamal Crawford - 11/13/2003 Jamal Crawford - 11/13/2003 Aaron 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.
9 Gordon Hayward - 10/17/2017 Gordon Hayward - 10/17/2017 Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

This is like PGs except with his ankle

10 Glen Davis - 5/26/2010 Glen Davis - 5/26/2010

The Contenders

11 Joe Johnson - 5/11/2005 Joe Johnson - 5/11/2005
12 Kobe Bryant - 4/12/2013 Kobe Bryant - 4/12/2013 Kobe 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.
13 TJ Ford - 3/7/2012 TJ Ford - 3/7/2012
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Top Remixes

1. Shaun Livingston - 2/26/2007
2. Paul George - 8/1/2014
3. Rudy Tomjanovich - 12/9/1977



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