10 NBA Players Who Would Have Made the Hall of Fame If Not for Injury or Tragedy

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10 NBA Players Who Would Have Made the Hall of Fame If Not for Injury or Tragedy
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One of the most heartbreaking things in sports is seeing a talented player have the prime of his career taken from him because of injuries.

Seeing a tragedy take the career of a player away is also one of the saddest events in sports.

In NBA history, there are several players who were on the fast track to the Hall of Fame but never made it because of a single career ending injury, battles with multiple injuries over several seasons, or sudden tragedies.

Players like Penny Hardaway and Grant Hill were two of the biggest stars in the NBA during the 1990s, but both of their primes were cut way too short because of terrible injuries.

Let's look at 10 NBA players who were bound for the hall of fame but will never get there because injuries held them back, or their lives were tragically cut short.

Nicholas Goss is an NBA and Oklahoma City Thunder featured columnist, follow him on Twitter for NBA news and analysis. 

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