The NBA playoffs are all that little boys ever dream of—the little boys who want to grow up to be professional basketball players, that is.
The talented few who actually make it have the opportunity to change or at least contribute to the brand of the league.
Then injury creeps into their lives and screws everything up.
Whether from contact or from an awkward landing, injuries seem to latch onto players at season's end and extend into the postseason—a time when they need to be 100 percent for their franchise.
These are the injuries that could change everything in the blink of an eye.