Updated 07:13 PM EST, Thu, Nov 26, 2020

NBA Playoffs 2015 Hobbled by More Injuries - The 5 Most Expensive Ones This Season

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A sports injury is something you wouldn't wish for anyone to go through. But we can't, of course, speak on behalf of those spiteful die-hard fans who have taken the smiter role wishing harm against the opposing team's superstar.

The long grind that is the NBA season, definitely, takes a toll on these athletes. And, the 2015 NBA playoffs was spiced up with injury reports left and right. The Cavs, for starters, have their two superstars, on top of Kevin Love who is already out of the season, bitten with the injury bug. LeBron sustained an ankle injury from the last game, while Kyrie has left knee tendinitis.

John Wall has missed the last two games of the Wizard's second round series because of fractured hand, while Pau Gasol wasn't able to play last game for the Bulls, according to BleacherReport. And then, there were those injuries on Chris Paul and Mike Conley causing the two marquee court generals to sit down a few games.

The Houston Rocket's Playoff campaign was already hampered from the onset, with the lost of both Patrick  Beverley and Donatas Motiejunas. The MVP runner-up, James Harden, lost some help and, now, the team is down 3-1 in their second round playoff series against the Clippers.

These injuries proved more costly to some teams more than the others. And, here are five of the worst reported this season -- barring any more major injuries on this ongoing playoff.

Miami's Chris Bosh

Bosh went down with a life-threatening injury (blood clots on lungs) earlier this season, as per BleacherReport, and the Heat's chances along with him. The Heat already lost LeBron James, and with Dwyane Wade constantly sidelined, the defending Eastern conference champs needed all the help they can get but was deprived of it.

Cleveland's Kevin Love

The Cav's troika of offensive onslaught was downgraded to a two-headed monster with the loss of their superstar-power forward to a shoulder injury, according to RotoWorld. He will be out 4-6 months, and The King has to work double-time in his hope for another championship ring.

Oklahoma's Kevin Durant

The Thunders were one of those perennial powerhouse which fail to make the playoff this year. Russel Westbrook virtually carried the 2012 Western conference champions on his shoulders, but the team won't go as far as they hoped for without their MVP superstar. Durant won't be of any help for the Thunders this season because of a foot injury, says SBNation.

Bucks' Jabari Parker

This up-and-coming explosive guard was highly-touted to be one of the league's future superstars when he was picked second during the last NBA draft. He could have made a lot of difference for his team's playoffs campaign, had he not suffered a season-ending ACL tear. He is currently making progress in his rehab says BrewHoops.

Pacers' Paul George

Indiana's main gunner made his astounding comeback, on the latter part of the regular season, from the freak injury he suffered during one of Team USA's scrimmages last year. But, his presence won't be enough to salvage the Pacers' playoff hopes.

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony were also two of the biggest names who made the injured list this season. But, it's not like their loss delivered crushing blows to their respective teams' chances this season, considering how the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks fared even at the start of the season when both of them were still around. The two teams went on to continue with their hapless campaigns dating back from the last season.

The Knicks finished last at the Eastern conference this season, while Kobe's Lakers were one of the two bottom dwellers, joining the Timberwolves, at the more competitive Western conference.

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