Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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Former Ohio State bench warmer turned writer Mark Titus did a lengthy interview with Greg Oden, his former Buckeyes teammate. The two have known each other since playing AAU ball together in 2001, and it’s apparent in the write-up that Oden is a shy introvert who values his privacy. This was a rare interview where Oden opened up and revealed many details about his life. Oden allowed Titus to reveal that the real reason he hurt his wrist prior to arriving at Ohio State was because he had a fight with his brother. He explained that he began drinking heavily throughout his second season in the NBA because he had a cousin around who became a bad influence. Oden also told Titus how difficult it was for him when his naked pictures hit the web in January 2010. The center explained that he locked himself in the house for three days after those pictures were released. A footnote to the interview says “numerous porn companies called [Oden's] agent and made offers after they saw the pict...
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