The Mavericks announced today that Rajon Rondo suffered a dreadful back injury during Game 2 against the Rockets. The injury is so sever, team doctors say he will miss the rest of the playoffs. To reflect on this awful tragedy sustained by Rondo – we’ve decided to look back at the top back injuries in US history. Get well soon, Rajon.
10. Elliot Spitzer
In 2008, Spitzer suffered a scandalous back injury while visiting several hotel rooms in New York City. The injury was so bad, he had to leave office.
9. Noel Gallagher
Gallagher sustained a back injury while fighting with his brother, causing him to leave his wildly successful band, Oasis.
8. Jay Leno
This one was weird. His back was fine but NBC thought otherwise so they made him leave the Tonight Show. Then they realized his back really was good and asked him back. As it turns out, his back really was hurt and he was forced to give his show to Jimmy Fallon.
7. Urban Meyer
Meyer suffered a back injury due to the Florida heat. Doctors said his discomfort would go away in colder climates so he moved to Ohio. His back not only heeled itself, it’s as good as new!
6. Jerry Maguire
McGuire’s back injury was so bad, he had to ask his co-workers ‘who was coming with him?’ to assist him while he recovered. Turns out his back injury was a blessing in disguise and married the only person who elected to help him.
5. Shelly Long
Long experienced a grueling back injury that forced her to leave ‘Cheers.’ It crushed Ted Danson, who was notoriously attracted to good backs. Luckily NBC brought on Kirstie Alley, who happened to have a strong enough back to keep the show rolling – and pique Danson’s interests. 😉
4. Roberto Duran
Duran was remembered for a back injury so painful, he was forced to walk out during a fight against Sugar Ray Leonard. We’ll never forget the infamous words he uttered as he left the ring… “No más … no peleo más. Mi back really hurts. ”
3. Sarah Palin
After her brave stint as a Vice Presidential nominee, Palin suffered a grueling back injury that forced her to quit being the governor of Alaska and pursue a career in reality tv.
2. King Edward VIII
King Edward’s back began hurting almost as soon as he took the throne. Coincidentally, this injury occurred around the time he fell in love with a woman considered not suitable to be his bride. Lucky for him, his back gave out and he was able to pass up on the throne and marry her.
1. Zayn Malik
Malik was forced to leave One Direction because….
F**K THAT. F**K ZAYN. HIS BACK IS FINE. HE’S A QUITTER. I HATE EVERYTHING. AAHHH. I TAKE IT BACK. COME BACK ZAYN. COME BAAACK.