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burger bearcat
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Best "what could have been" athletes all time

Tha had flashes of brilliance, but for whatever reason were never able to put it together with results on the field. Whether it be injuries, off field issues, or just mentally couldn't put it together. Not necessarily busts, but players that legitimately had the talent but were never able to fully realize it.

Bo Jackson
Darryl Strawberry
Josh Hamilton
Sergio Garcia
Len Bias






STEVED00
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Member since May 2007
21675 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Randy Livingston

Played in the NBA with only one good knee.


Buckeye Backer
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Member since Aug 2009
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Greg Oden...


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tigerfan84
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Marcus Dupree


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TrapperJohn
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Louisiana
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Len Bias tops this list every time it comes up.


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DownSouthCrawfish
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Josh Gordon
Justin Blackmon


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Inadvertent Whistle
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Oliver Miller. Even Barkley was amazed by him but only Nolan could keep him in decent shape.


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c on z
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Cecil Collins


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Jon Ham
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Ark QB/NFL WR Matt Jones.

6’6”, 4.38 forty at the combine, athleticism coded in his DNA (played basketball at Arkansas too). Just didn’t have it between the ears to make the most of his potential in the pros.


RoyalAir
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Detroit
Member since Dec 2012
5157 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Marcus Lattimore.

Without injuries, he has a Heisman and an NFL rushing title.


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LSUBoo
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Brian Cole


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St Augustine
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Brandon Roy


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Peytonknows
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NOLA
Member since Nov 2006
15067 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Matt Jones was a hell of an athlete. Randy Livingston and Greg Oden are good mentions too. Oden was the first that popped into my mind but you can’t forget about Derrick Rose. I think without injuries he puts together one hell of a career.


TheRouxGuru
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Chris Henry (WR, Bengals) would have had a decent NFL career if he didn’t pass away falling out of the back of a moving truck


Peytonknows
UNO Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2006
15067 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
I’m well aware of Chris Henry. You’re from BC right? Chris was one of the best I ever played against in basketball and football.


Saint Alfonzo
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Grant Hill
Jay Williams
Jonny Flynn


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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Reggie Bush


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LSU Grad Alabama Fan
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Dallas, TX
Member since Nov 2019
5640 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Dale Earnhardt Jr


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spaceranger
US Space Force Fan
Member since Jan 2017
1541 posts

re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
tiger after 2009


mattz1122
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re: Best "what could have been" athletes all time
Doug Planchard


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