In this year's finals, the Heat suffered injuries and they are currently behind the Lakers 0-2. In fact, in the NBA playoffs, such situations often occur. Some injuries have caused a team to lose a championship, or even change an era or a dynasty. Therefore, the US media summarized the three injuries that changed the team's record, championship ownership and era in the history of the NBA.
You know, in the history of the NBA, the Celtics have won 17 NBA championship titles. They are one of the most successful teams in the NBA. Among them, three championships were won by Larry Bird for them, so in 1988, this marked the end of the Celtics dynasty.
This is because Bird was injured at the beginning of the season. In November, he announced that he was reimbursed for the entire season. Even though the Celtics entered the playoffs, they were eliminated by the Pistons in the first round. This is Kay. The Walters have their worst playoff record in the past decade.
Even after that, Larry Bird played for the team for three more seasons, but in those three years, the Celtics never made it to the second round of the playoffs.
In 2000-02, the Lakers achieved three consecutive championships under the leadership of Kobe and O'Neal. Since then, Karl Malone has joined the Lakers, even though Malone has entered the end of his career.
What is even more unexpected is that during the 2003-04 season, Malone was injured in December, which caused the Lakers to lack combat effectiveness in the playoffs. Even though Malone returned afterwards, he was 40 years old at the time and eventually the Lakers were in the Finals. Lost to the Pistons and failed to win the championship. After that season, Malone announced his departure from the NBA.
If Durant was not injured in the playoffs last year, then perhaps the Warriors will win their fourth championship in five years. However, everything vanished with Durant's injury.
More importantly, compared to the 4 crowns in 5 years, the biggest blow to the Warriors is that they failed to keep Durant that summer. At the same time, the Warriors dynasty collapsed with Durant's injury.
In this season, the Warriors' record is the lowest in the league. No one thought that the Warriors would fall so fast. This is really regrettable. Today Durant has gone to the Nets, and he will also come back on the court with Irving next season.