11/12/2014 03:28 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2014

The Most Disappointing Final Seasons in Recent Sports History

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Every athlete, no matter how great or how insignificant their professional careers in athletics (or semi-pro, or college, or high school), eventually gets to a point where he or she will ask themselves, "Damn, this is what it's come down to?" Injuries happen, bodies age, and the will to "shake it off" after enough hits, punches, or kicks absorbed just isn't there anymore. For some athletes, those symptoms sneak up on them, crippling careers where a second prime could've been possible.

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