NBA's 8 Worst Injury Excuses of the Past Decade

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NBA's 8 Worst Injury Excuses of the Past Decade
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Even though some NBA players are getting paid over $20 million to participate in a playground game, there are a few players who come around and actually go as far as faking an injury or making up an excuse in order to get out of a game.

Of course, it's not always the player. Sometimes the organization itself will make up a strange reasoning to an injured player.

Players faking injuries happens for various reasons. It could sometimes be used for rest, as a way to stick it to the organization or coach or even as a way to inspire your teammates, as you will soon see. Overall, the majority of the eight strange excuses to injuries we will see stem from either an excuse or plain stupidity.

Most recently, J.R. Smith and Patrick Mills were accused of faking injuries during their time in China. Both of their organizations called them out on their supposed injuries. There's plenty of reason to believe their injuries were faked as well. Many NBA players aren't given superstar treatment the second they join a team overseas. Sometimes they actually have to work their way into the rotation.

Or because neither wanted to play anymore. It sure did seem that way judging how quickly certain NBA players raced back home and made up excuses to come back to the United States.

This article, however, is dedicated strictly to the NBA in the past decade and the eight players who have had some of the strangest excuses for their injuries.

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