Upon the commencement of the 2012 NBA preseason, every general manager, coach and fan had the same thought in mind. That thought was something along the lines of, "Lord, please allow our players to remain healthy for the next month."
Funny how things fail to go as planned.
More than a handful of superstar players entered training camp with injuries hindering them. Just as many franchise players suffered severe injuries during the preseason, which signals how fragile a rested body can be.
Quite the opposite of what one would expect, is it not?
With the Summer dedicated to resting, however, it appears as if a rushed return to greatness can take it's toll.
For the following six players, their injuries have sent waves throughout their respective organizations and the league as a whole. Their star power is grand and their value unparalleled, which has placed their team's season in jeopardy.
So whose ailments have hurt the league the most?