The Ultimate 'Asterisk Years' in NBA History

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The Ultimate 'Asterisk Years' in NBA History
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook

The ultimate "asterisk years" in NBA history include seasons that were ultimately determined, in part, by injuries, suspensions and lockouts. 

Where the 2012-13 campaign, plagued by injuries to All-Star's Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love and most notably Russell Westbrook, will ultimately rank on this list remains to be seen. 

Much of that will be determined by which team eventually plays for and wins the 2013 NBA championship.

As with years past, however, we may certainly look back at the 2012-13 campaign and wonder what exactly would have happened had the league's full slate of stars been at full strength. 

In ranking the ultimate asterisk years in NBA history, this list is measuring those past seasons that crowned a champion surrounded by the biggest questions. 

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