Jamal Mashburn; an NBA All-Star and first round draft pick who left the game early.
Jamal Mashburn might have travelled with many teams in his ten year career, but he was nothing short of consistent.
Growing up in the Bronx and coming straight out of the University of Kentucky, Jamal Mashburn was a established himself as an overall player who could get the job done on either end of the floor.
His career average was 19.1 points per game and 5.4 boards per game.
His professional game collected together during his sophomore year with the Dallas Mavericks. Along with Jason Kidd and Jim Jackson, Mashburn would turn the Mavericks into contenders.
With Dallas, he was the third youngest player to score 50 points in the NBA. Mashburn also broke many franchise records for the Mavericks.
But if there was ever a time in which injures were not welcomed, Mashburn's 2004-2005 season would make a perfect example.
Problems with his right knee caused him to sit out for the season. Mashburn would have to undergo micro fracture surgery.
Mashburn will always be recalled for his team play in Dallas and leadership in Charlotte.
He is easily one of the most consistent players to date who has the whole overall package.