Isiah Thomas, Kenny Smith reflect on which NBA players saw their greatness cut short by injury


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  • D Y
    D Y  2 hours back

    I love D Rose but I thought that he was going to get injured due to his style of plays. too much hard movement took toll on him early in his career. whenever i saw him do crossovers i always cringed.

    • aundre3051
      aundre3051  11 hours back

      Idk if it would be with the bulls but if rose never got hurt
      I see at least 1 more mvp and a ring or more for him
      Hell lebron might have went wit rose instead of kyrie

      • Josh Taylor
        Josh Taylor  15 hours back

        Drazen Petrovic nd Reggie Brown smh before they passed they was givin his airness pure hell I often wonder how great MJ would’ve been had they not passed away on top of tha nxet gen legends not gettin hurt penny nd grant mike is fortunate not sayin he wouldn’t win or whatever but that dominance would’ve been tested

        • bluesrocker33
          bluesrocker33  18 hours back

          I would have been an all time great. I had some injuries too

          • Jeff Linke
            Jeff Linke  21 hours back

            A lot of young peeps don't remember just how damn good Grant Hill was before he was injured. His first step and his leaping ability would put him right up there with a Kobe and LeBron -- probably not in the Jordan league, but Jordan was in a league all by himself -- but Grant Hill is the biggest "What If".

            • Jackson Music
              Jackson Music  22 hours back

              Chris Bosh sounds just like John Jones. Voice wise.

              • Mahadragon
                Mahadragon  1 days back

                Everyone saying how Kobe and Shaq didn’t like each other but I think it was 2 Alpha Males competing and there was only space for 1. Its the same situation with the Rock and Vin Diesel. Its 2 Alpha Males trying to outduel each other and only one can win.

                • BBBYpsi
                  BBBYpsi  2 days back

                  That call against Laimbeer was a BS call. Even the lakers have said since Pistons won that series. Also the year before that the inbound pass Bird intercepted. I think Pistons would have won that year & maybe won 4 straight.

                  • Thamon Wright
                    Thamon Wright  2 days back

                    Charles was the best out of that group

                    • Col Thai
                      Col Thai  2 days back

                      Isiah is right. Penny and Grant Hill. A real shame they didn't reach their full potential due to injuries. In their prime they were all time great talent.

                      • Thamon Wright
                        Thamon Wright  2 days back

                        I just wonder what happen to guys like McKale, Ainge, Bill Walton, or a Bird. I don’t know if these types of guys aren’t available anymore or they don’t draft them. The league was littered with good white players

                        • Tahj Barkley- Ramirez
                          Tahj Barkley- Ramirez  2 days back

                          What if Arenas never interacted what if the Pacers never traded Leonard for George Hill

                          • Round Robin
                            Round Robin  2 days back

                            LARRY BIRD........WOULD'VE BEEN THE GOAT IF NOT FOR INJURIES.

                            • Ben DC4L
                              Ben DC4L  2 days back

                              He's certainly still in the conversation. There are way too many Jordan and LeBron fanatics that muddy the conversation.

                          • Vaidas Ukolovas
                            Vaidas Ukolovas  3 days back

                            What if Arvybas Sabonis....?

                            • a c
                              a c  3 days back

                              What if Jordan stayed in 94 and 95? 8peat

                              • Anjohn Davis
                                Anjohn Davis  3 days back

                                That Laker and Kobe team couldn't have that much division . A 3 peat and 4 finals in 5 years isnt a dis joined team

                                • Charles Kevin Lique
                                  Charles Kevin Lique  3 days back

                                  Where’s the clip with AI and Charles Barkley?

                                  • JVC DISPATCH
                                    JVC DISPATCH  3 days back

                                    Injuries do impact dramatically...some athletes are just not meant to be no matter how talented. Westbrook is not even that great but a minus injuries physique has him on the top 50.

                                    • Prime E
                                      Prime E  3 days back

                                      B Roy... Nuff said

                                      • Tone Gee
                                        Tone Gee  3 days back

                                        Bernard king and Ralph Sampson what if both had game changing basket ball skills 💯

                                        • Judge Horton Jr
                                          Judge Horton Jr  4 days back

                                          The cp3 trade. Kobe never played with even a near all star level pg. Cp3 never played with another guard that could take pressure of him defensively. That duo would have been lethal.

                                          • My 2Sense
                                            My 2Sense  4 days back

                                            1st of all, the set designer needs to be shot. Really.
                                            A totally healthy Penny and Shaq in the East and Sampson and Hakeem in the West?

                                            Totally different NBA history.

                                            • Willie Murphy
                                              Willie Murphy  4 days back

                                              WHAT ABOUT T-MAC everybody ??

                                              • moorecav213
                                                moorecav213  4 days back

                                                Larry Johnson

                                                • Monitors of Decorum & Decency

                                                  Shawn Kemp is my pick for the biggest "what if" scenario tragedy. What if that damn 98-99 lockout never happens?? Ugh.... pisses me off, that Seattle is still without a team (over a decade since a fat okie liar stole them)...

                                                  • Prince G-MO
                                                    Prince G-MO  5 days back

                                                    11:05 D Rose

                                                    • Christopher BF
                                                      Christopher BF  5 days back

                                                      Yao Ming's injuries changed his game. He would have been great had he not gotten injured.

                                                      • Kerry Lucier
                                                        Kerry Lucier  6 days back

                                                        Isiah "Whah whah whah whah, whahhh whah whah whah whah whahhhhh"

                                                        • Aaron Rutila
                                                          Aaron Rutila  6 days back

                                                          You cannot forget about Gilbert Arenas too the dude averaged like 25 points a game and 5 assists a game but then started having a bunch of knee problems and then the gun thing happened but i feel like people really forget how good of a player he was before all that.

                                                          • Basil Carpenter jr
                                                            Basil Carpenter jr  6 days back

                                                            Bullshit abt lqkers winning 8 they was lucky to beat portland one year and kings another on that lucky as horry 3 pointer

                                                            • bakergames
                                                              bakergames  6 days back

                                                              nailed it grant hill and penny hardaway were so damn good when they were coming up... its to bad man look what grant did even with this injuries.

                                                              • veerchasm1
                                                                veerchasm1  7 days back

                                                                The games I saw TMac and Hill play together was a revelation. It was like Pippen and Jordan

                                                                • Red Riot
                                                                  Red Riot  7 days back

                                                                  I think the rest of KDs career will be a what if, not only did the injury cost them a ring this year but he will never be a ellite player again.

                                                                  • Tyler Lavoie
                                                                    Tyler Lavoie  1 weeks back

                                                                    Awesome video, love all these legends together

                                                                    • Trev Talks
                                                                      Trev Talks  1 weeks back

                                                                      Matty w with a beard is a no no

                                                                      • LC
                                                                        LC  1 weeks back

                                                                        Tracy mcgrady could’ve been a top 25 all time

                                                                        • JMac The Fanatic
                                                                          JMac The Fanatic  1 weeks back

                                                                          damn they played HORACE lol

                                                                          • roknkawk
                                                                            roknkawk  1 weeks back

                                                                            Shaq & Kobe would have went for 6-7 chips

                                                                            • roknkawk
                                                                              roknkawk  1 weeks back

                                                                              Grant Hill on the bad boys. Shiiiit. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

                                                                              • roknkawk
                                                                                roknkawk  1 weeks back

                                                                                If Yao Ming would have stayed healthy

                                                                                • roknkawk
                                                                                  roknkawk  1 weeks back

                                                                                  If Magic could have played an entire career, that would have been a dope thing.

                                                                                  • Roman Ivankovic
                                                                                    Roman Ivankovic  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Cedric Ceballos... the biggest what if in my lifetime

                                                                                    • freshbux914
                                                                                      freshbux914  1 weeks back

                                                                                      😂😂😂 man Kenny crazy crazy

                                                                                      • truthseeker89 for life
                                                                                        truthseeker89 for life  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Omg could you imagine zeke and bird on the same team those passes would have been amazing

                                                                                        • truthseeker89 for life
                                                                                          truthseeker89 for life  1 weeks back

                                                                                          That pistons team should have three peated

                                                                                          • El masca Vidal
                                                                                            El masca Vidal  1 weeks back

                                                                                            What if the Bad Boy Pistons would of beaten the Bulls four years in a row 🤔💭💭💭💭 🔴🔵⚪️🔴⚪️🔵 88’ 89’ 90’-

                                                                                            • Ted Calouri
                                                                                              Ted Calouri  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Penny is the best answer to that story. We just started to see how good he could have been. Grant Hill was also a tremendous loss but he salvaged a nice career. Penny though is tragic.

                                                                                              • Sean Felder
                                                                                                Sean Felder  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Derrick rose could have been NBA legendary player if not ripping up his knee early in career