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Who Will Win it All?


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I want Toronto to put this one away. I didnt focus on the NBA much this season. Ready for this one to be over, and start focusing on how the Pacers will be a middle of the road team again next year.
 

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Lots of speculation in this thread. Did Durant feel like he was ready to come back and help his team win? Was his calf still injured? Did his previous calf injury have anything to do with his achilles injury? I don’t know.
 
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So does KD opt outvor what? He's gonna ss ost f ext season
Lots of speculation in this thread. Did Durant feel like he was ready to come back and help his team win? Was his calf still injured? Did his previous calf injury have anything to do with his achilles injury? I don’t know.
Several sports shows thought he had an Achilles problem. Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe talked about it in-depth prior to him getting hurt again. They said just by the way he was icing his lower leg, you could assume ir was an Achilles issue. These guys are not medical professionals and they properly diagnosed the issue, but the professionals told him it couldn't get any worse. This is a clear case of malpractice and possibly coercion by the Warriors. I would file a malpractice suit.
against the team. I'm sure he would get paid nine figures.
 
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Lots of speculation in this thread. Did Durant feel like he was ready to come back and help his team win? Was his calf still injured? Did his previous calf injury have anything to do with his achilles injury? I don’t know.
Yes, yes, and yes. The violent rupture of the calf (which they are now hiding) is what caused the Achilles to tear.
 
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Can we think of a comparable case in history to his? An elite player entering this stage of his career after this kind of injury?

The only positive is that we've already seen the bulk of his career and prime. He's already a top 20 ATG. With his play style, that prime probably would've continued for another 2-3 years, though.
 
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Can we think of a comparable case in history to his? An elite player entering this stage of his career after this kind of injury?

The only positive is that we've already seen the bulk of his career and prime. He's already a top 20 ATG. With his play style, that prime probably would've continued for another 2-3 years, though.

I was trying to think today about players this good who had career changing injuries. Bernard King is right there. . Bill Walton tops the list always as the best player to ever have his career ruined by injury. In any sport too.
 

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I was trying to think today about players this good who had career changing injuries. Bernard King is right there. . Bill Walton tops the list always as the best player to ever have his career ruined by injury. In any sport too.
Maybe. I don’t know if you can say Bird’s career was ruined by injury but it was most certainly shortened and hindered. Same with Bo Jackson, who I would rate well above Walton as an athlete.
 
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Maybe. I don’t know if you can say Bird’s career was ruined by injury but it was most certainly shortened and hindered. Same with Bo Jackson, who I would rate well above Walton as an athlete.

Walton was a much better basketball player than Jackson was as at any sport.
 
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Maybe. I don’t know if you can say Bird’s career was ruined by injury but it was most certainly shortened and hindered. Same with Bo Jackson, who I would rate well above Walton as an athlete.
Guys like Walton, Rose, Penny, etc are in one group. Gone so fast we barely knew them, but they made an indelible mark.

Hill and T-Mac in another. They hit their prime. It just didn't last. Not long at all.

Wade and Iverson and Bird in another. We saw their best for several years. Their prime just maybe wasn't as long as many of the other greats due to injury.

KD eclipses any of them in longevity and (aside from Bird) accomplishments. I'd say Bird is the closest comparison, although he's a level above even KD historically speaking. On ability, I'm not sure.
 
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I was trying to think today about players this good who had career changing injuries. Bernard King is right there. . Bill Walton tops the list always as the best player to ever have his career ruined by injury. In any sport too.
They say that Dominique Wilkins made the model recovery back in '92. No one in the NBA has approached his level of recovery since then.

 
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That Durant situation was very weird. Everyone who saw the 1st injury knew it was an achilles injury. He was holding the leg very low at the ankle, then they comeout with some BS calf sprain. Then he even plays more on it and it probably completely ripped the 2nd time. That's a lot of incompetence going on with the Warriors medical team.
 

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That Durant situation was very weird. Everyone who saw the 1st injury knew it was an achilles injury. He was holding the leg very low at the ankle, then they comeout with some BS calf sprain. Then he even plays more on it and it probably completely ripped the 2nd time. That's a lot of incompetence going on with the Warriors medical team.
I don’t know man. Dude’s making like $27million/year. He can’t consult a physician himself?