The NBA's ten most bizarre injuries

Let's take a look at some of the most egregious injuries that NBA players have suffered.=

10. Latrell Sprewell

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A yacht was one of the many purchases that bankrupted Latrell Sprewell. In 2002, a fall on board resulted in a hand injury to the then-Knicks player. In reality, the New York Times claimed a few days later, citing eyewitnesses, that Sprewell had wounded himself while attempting to hit a visitor who had thrown up on board the boat during a party. 

However, the player collided with a wall, injuring his hand.

Sprewell had to miss the first few games of the 2002-03 season due to the injury, and the Knicks fined him $ 250,000 for not sustaining the ailment.

9. Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley missed the first game of the 1994 season due to a vision issue. Sir Charles was blamed for accidentally pouring moisturizing body lotion over his eyes during an Eric Clapton concert. 

According to Barkley, it was the show's lights that caused him to touch his eyes, and because the lotion was already present in both of them, they grew irritated, forcing him to miss the Suns' next game against the Kings a few days later.

8. Amar'e Stoudemire

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After the Big Three Heat's umpteenth triumph over the Knicks in Game 2 of the first round of the 2012 playoffs, Amar'e Stoudemire stormed back to the locker room and launched a punch at a fire extinguisher to vent his rage. This fire extinguisher was protected by a glass, and Amar'e had a gash on his hand that required stitches to close.

The accident was not serious, since it stopped him from missing only the following race-3, but it was significant enough to spark a social media frenzy, with hundreds of people having a blast producing various photos and jokes about Stoudemire's "Clash" with the fire extinguisher.

7. Francisco Garcia

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Francisco Garsia shattered his right arm in 2009 when a fitball, which are air-filled balloons commonly used in gyms, exploded under his weight and that of the two dumbbells he was using.

Garcia missed 57 games in the 2009-10 season as a result of this incident, and two years later he decided to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

6. Carlos Boozer

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Accidents at home can be the most amusing, but they can also be the most dangerous: just contact the Boozer. Literally. Carlos Boozer damaged his right little finger in October 2010 when someone stumbled over his workout bag and collapsed while racing to answer the door. 

Boozer's reasoning was that it was late in the day and dark, so he hadn't spotted his large bag: a little oversight that cost him two months off and fourth place on our list of the NBA's most ridiculous injuries.

5. Mount Ellis

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Monta Ellis got a $ 66 million contract with the Warriors in the summer of 2008, a sizable sum for a player selected on the fortieth call. As a result, it's likely that this was one of the driving forces behind Ellis' decision to lie about his injuries a month later: he told the Golden State medical team that he injured his ankle while playing a game with some friends.

However, lies have short legs, and after a few days, the truth emerged: Ellis had been injured by falling off the bike, in violation of the Californian franchise's prohibition, which punished his point guard with a 30-game suspension, equivalent to the time required for recovery, as well as a $3 million fine.

4. Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose's career has been plagued with injuries, the most serious of which was the rupture of the left cruciate ligament in 2012, which, together with a meniscus injury two years later, prevented the Pistons from resuming their prior levels of play.

However, one of his first injuries as an NBA player occurred in 2009, when he got up to get a drink of water after peeling and eating an apple on the bed, and when he returned between the covers, he accidentally placed his arm on the knife he had used to cut the apple, which had remained on the bed.

3. Lionel Simmons

Then there's Lionel Simmons, who was injured in 1991 after... playing too much Game Boy. Many young people throughout the world, including NBA players, were already playing video games in their homes in the early 1990s. 

Lionel Simmons, who was 23 years old at the time, couldn't resist purchasing the first Game Boy model, as did many other youths his age. Simmons, on the other hand, used it so often that he developed tendonitis in his forearm and wrist, which turned into a legitimate injury because it kept him off the field for the following two games.

2. BJ Tyler

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An accident that is actually unlikely is ranked second in our list of the most ludicrous injuries. BJ Tyler, a playmaker born in 1971, had a brief NBA career, playing only one season for the Sixers in 1994-95 before retiring just before the start of the following season. 

According to journalist Chris Young's book Drive Di him, the athlete fell asleep one night forgetting to remove the ice he had applied to his knee, severely injuring it: a mistake that forced him to quit at the age of 24.

1. Tacko Fall

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Tacko Fall, on the other hand, is a unique character. Last October, the Boston Celtics center was the victim of a unique injury as a result of his height. The Celtics' power forward had just finished washing his hands when he realized he was perilously close to the ceiling. 

He banged his head pretty severely due to his remarkable height at the time. He was immediately placed in the NBA's anti-concussion procedure. 

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