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Top 10 Superstars And The Number Of Games They've Missed In The Past 5 Years


Player health in the NBA is one of the most important factors when it comes to contract discussions when a player is a free agent -- or about to be -- so it's no wonder players spend hundred of thousand's of dollars, even millions, to keep their bodies in tip-top shape.

All you need to do is look at Derrick Rose. Once the youngest MVP in NBA history, only a mere seven years later, no team in the league wants to sign Rose to anything more than a 10-day contract due to his immense injury history which has pretty much derailed his career.

On the other end of the spectrum is LeBron James, who has rarely been injured over the course of his 15-year career, and reportedly spends millions of dollars a year to prevent injuries.

Today, we're going to take a look at 10 NBA superstars and the number of games they've missed over the past five years of their career, and the results may surprise you.

10. Kevin Durant - 87 Games

9. Kyrie Irving - 80 Games


8. Anthony Davis - 75 Games

Feb 21, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates after making a three point shot during the fourth quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pelicans defeated the Pistons 111-106. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

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7. Kawhi Leonard - 74 Games

6. DeMarcus Cousins - 68 Games

5. Chris Paul - 61 Games

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4. Russell Westbrook - 54 Games


3. LeBron James - 38 Games

Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

2. Stephen Curry - 16 Games


1. James Harden - 15 Games