All NBA careers must come to an end at some point, so it's always a shame when injuries cause that end to come about prematurely. Unfortunately though, it inevitably happens to some unlucky players.
These seven NBA stars—or former stars, in some cases—are all a bit banged up, and their time in the NBA is coming to a close. For some, that means the end of a career. For others, it means a permanent decline in level of play.
Hopefully, I'm wrong about this, and the seven make returns to their previous levels of domination. Injuries are never something you should root for. Conversely, recoveries are.
No matter how you feel about certain players, you have to at least respect the work they've put into their athletic careers.
However, for each of the seven, their current situations force inclusion here.