Found October 24, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Greg Oden
Tweet It’s been close to four years since Greg Oden played in an NBA game, and after being inserted into the Heat’s lineup during the second quarter Wednesday night, Oden promptly did what you’d expect a 25-year old seven footer to do; he dunked on the Pelicans: That type of power and athleticism is what got Oden drafted first overall in 2007 and why the Heat took a chance by signing Oden this summer. The dunk was Oden’s only basket to go along with two rebounds in four minutes of action. It’s doubtful that Oden will see significant minutes early in the season for Miami, but it’s good to see the young big man back on the court after battling so many knee injuries. -ALR

Oden dunks in long-awaited return

It's the most burning question in the NBA this offseason. IS HE BACK? And on Wednesday night, we finally got our first evidence that indeed, he is: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers in 4 minutes. What? You were expecting 26-6-4 in 35 minutes? Yeah, Derrick Rose had another solid outing as he returns from a torn ACL. But Wednesday night was all about Greg Oden, the No. 1...

Heat's Greg Oden returns to court after four-year absence

Miami Heat center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall draft pick, played his first game in nearly four years late in the first half against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Oden, who has suffered from chronic knee problems, wore a brace on his left knee when he entered the preseason game with 5:15 left in the first half. He quickly dunked a pass from Chris Bosh. The 2007...

Greg Oden Dunks Home First Basket in Three Years in Return to Court With Heat (Video)

If Greg Oden somehow manages to stay healthy this season, a lot of non-Miami Heat fans will be wondering why life is so unfair. The former No. 1 draft pick returned to the court Wednesday in the Heat’s preseason game, and while he did not light it up, the very fact that he was playing was an accomplishment. He recorded two points, two rebounds, two turnovers and two fouls in four...

CC video of the day: Oden's return to the court

It's been a long time coming for Miami's Greg Oden but after dealing with his well-known knee issues which has plagued him since entering the NBA, Oden made his debut for the Heat and return to the court. In preseason action, Oden made his return versus the Pelicans since December 2009 with an emphatic dunk. This one is for you Greg. Here's to an injury-free season...

Oden upbeat on availability for Heat opener

On the heels of playing his first NBA game in nearly four years, Greg Oden said Friday he will be ready if needed for the Miami Heat's season opener Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls. Oden is doubtful to play in the Heat's preseason finale Friday against the Brooklyn Nets, but the 7-foot center participated in Miami's Friday morning shootaround and also went through...

GIF: Greg Oden throws down monster dunk in first game since 2009

If Greg Oden is on the road to career redemption, he got a good start in his first NBA game since 2009. Immediately after entering the game, Oden, now playing for the Miami Heat, thew down a monster dunk.

Greg Oden dunks in first preseason game since 2009 (Video)

Greg Oden played in his first preseason NBA game since 2009, and the Miami Heat center dunked on his first touch. Oden has been practicing for the Heat on and off because of his problematic knees, but the team had him play on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. He checked into the game […]

Greg Oden Dunks In First Preseason Game

It's not often you see a really impactful basketball moment in preseason, but we were all treated to one on Wednesday night. Greg Oden made his Heat debut, playing in his first NBA game in four years, and did so in stellar fashion. In his first possession, Oden was given the ball down low, he backed his man down and slammed it home. It was awesome. It...

Greg Oden Makes First Preseason Appearance For Heat (Video)

Greg Oden made his first appearance and converted on a dunk in his first touch with the Heat during Wednesday’s preseason game against the Pelicans, his first NBA game action since 2009.Oden converted a dunk on his first touch. h/t Ben Golliver The post Greg Oden Makes First Preseason Appearance For Heat (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

Greg Oden makes his debut with Heat, first NBA action since 2009

Heat center Greg Oden played in his first basketball game since 2009 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena. Oden the former No.1 overall pick of the 2007 draft checked into the game with 5:15 left in the second quarter and immediately dunked a pass from Chris Bosh. Oden played exactly three minutes and 59 seconds in his first action in nearly four years. The center has battled knee...

Video: Greg Oden debuts/returns

For the first time since December 5, 2009, Greg Oden stepped onto an NBA court Wednesday night. The Heat were visiting the Pelicans for a preseason game and Greg Oden entered the game in the middle of the second quarter. He set a screen to free up Chris Bosh and rolled to the paint, got the ball and . . .  {youtube}Ix64QPX7xY8{/youtube} Wow, could not think of a better...

Miami Heat trying to sell Greg Oden gear before he gets hurt

I have to admit, it was pretty cool seeing Greg Oden play in an NBA game, albeit a preseason one, for the first time since 2009. It was thrilling, it was nice to see him back in a game after all he’s been through, and you could tell his Miami Heat teammates were stoked for […]

VIDEO: Greg Oden threw it down on Al-Farouq Aminu

  Yep. This is real actual footage of Greg Oden dunking on Al-Farouq Aminu. In a game. In 2013.  On his first touch since 2009. If he can stay healthy down the stretch and give the Heat some additional size and depth, the outlook for a three-peat seems pretty damn inevitable. Sigh… -@itsshanarenee video via @johnschuhmann
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