Derrick Rose is one of the most explosive point guards in the NBA today. Currenty his been averaging double doubles, and he is considered to be one of the top candidates for MVP.
Chicago has not seen such an explosive player after the Jordan era, now with a new coach, an improved inside offense, the Bulls are one of the top teams in the East.
But as explosive as D Rose is, He's strength, agility and finesse might be another one of those explosive Superstars that wear the jersey 1 who in the long run got injured and unfortunately slowed their careers down.
Here are lists of of superstars that you might know who wore the jerseys and had bad injuries or worse:
1. Anfernee "Penny" Hard away -
He was expected to be one of the elite superstars that might have reached the hall of fame, if he hadn't have that knee injury that slowed his career down and eventually forced him to retire early.
2. Muggsy Bogues -
The shortest player who ever entered the NBA. He was a superstar at his prime, unfortunately injuries keep coming in and ended his career.
3. Terell Brandon -
At one point in his career he was noted to be the best point guard in the league in the mid 90's. However, When he started to wear the same jersey number rose did, injuries began to plague and ended his career at an early age.
4. Baron Davis -
When he began his career he was an explosive point guard, but injuries also affected his game and he somewhat lost part of his form way back 2000-2004 and the time when he was a Golden state warrior. Currently he is trying to be more aggressive so that his team will make to the play offs.
5. Tracy Macgrady -
The two time scoring champ is not exempted, T-mac's career as been plague by injuries and so far it seems he has not regained the elite status that he used to be.
6. Allen Iverson -
When he was in Detroit he wore the number and found himself in an injury status. He's knees keep on hurting his game and now he is no longer in the NBA.
7. Steve Francis -
He somehow has the same dilemma as what A.I is experiencing. When he was in New York, He wore the same number and end up having bad injuries.
I am not saying a superstar that wears the jersey no.1 is cursed, but lately for the past 20 years, there are coincidences that Elite players who wear this Jersey number, end up having bad injuries that slowed their careers down and some of this unfortunate players even lost their way to the NBA.
All the players mentioned at one point in their life were the Top Dogs in their position. Unfortunately some of them did not make it back to their elite status.
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