|NBA Players that could have been legendary if it wasn’t for injuries|
T.J. Ford had a pretty charmed basketball career for much of his younger life.
In high school, Ford’s team went 75-1, including a 62-game winning streak and a pair of state championships. He then excelled as multitalented guard for the Texas Longhorns, eventually being taken with the 8th pick in the 2003 NBA draft.
He had been diagnosed with spinal stenosis previously, but the issue was largely ignored until he suffered a potentially career-ending spinal contusion injury his rookie year. He stayed in the league for another eight years, but his abilities were greatly hampered by recurring issues with his back.