Found August 12, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Greg Oden
TEAMS: Miami Heat

Tweet Former number one draft pick Greg Oden recently decided to sign with the Miami Heat this summer, raising questions whether the seven-footer with chronic knee issues still had anything to give to the NBA. Apparently, Oden was advised by his surgeon in 2012 to give up basketball after his last surgery, advise that Oden […]


Greg Oden was told by doctor to retire after latest surgery

Greg Oden signed with the Miami Heat and is attempting to become the first NBA player to return from three microfracture knee surgeries. At 25, the former No. 1 overall pick is still young, but his body is much older than his age indicates. He’s gone through more wear and tear than most athletes go […]

Greg Oden To Be In Full Basketball Mode Beginning Immediately

Greg Oden will fly to Miami at 6:00 AM on Monday to begin on-court work with the Miami Heat. “(Oden is) in full basketball mode,” said his physical therapist Ralph Reiff. “There’s no more rehab. He will be a basketball player on Monday.” Oden hasn't played since 2009. “My knee’s good,” said Oden. “I’m able to walk, jump, run. ... It’s been a while. It...

Though Heat wanted D-League, James Ennis heads to Australia

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat wanted James Ennis to play in the D-League. But he has his family to worry about. Ennis, taken with the No. 50 pick by Atlanta in June's draft and then traded to Miami, will play next season for the Perth Wildcats in Australia. But Ennis said Sunday that wasn't the Heat's preference. "They wanted me to go the D-League," Ennis said by...

LeBron Buys Nike Uniforms For High School Football Team

LeBron James continues to be a big supporter of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s private catholic high school in Akron, Ohio where he played his high school basketball before turning pro in 2003. Earlier this year, James donated $1 million to the school to help them build a new basketball gym. At that time, he also announced that he was going to buy new Nike uniforms for all of the school’s...

LeBron James Motivated By Rival Teams’ Offseason Moves

Despite playing in three straight NBA Finals, and having a huge wedding to prepare for, LeBron James got back to work early, in preparation for the 2013 NBA season. If it’s not pulling tractors, or lifting weights, James is working, and chasing a three peat. James says he was motivated by the moves made around the NBA during the offseason, and he’s prepared to defend his team‘s...

LeBron James gets old high school awesome football uniforms

In case you might have forgotten, Miami Heat star LeBron James went to St. Vincent/St Mary’s high school in Akron, Ohio and recently, the school’s football team got some awesome football uniforms thanks to LeBron’s ties at Nike. Check out a picture of the uniforms that LeBron posted to his Instagram account: *** LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images

LeBron Decides Not To Run For NBPA President

LeBron James has decided not to run for president of the National Basketball Players' Association. James was considering running as Derek Fisher's term expired. James instead may support the candidacy of James Jones, who also plays for the Miami Heat and is currently the treasurer. The union is holding its summer meeting in Las Vegas next week. The NBPA doesn't currently...

Chris Bosh transformed into 8-foot-tall Raptor in NBA 2K13 simulation (video)

Granted, about the only reason why somebody would make a NBA 2K13 simulation featuring Miami Heat star Chris Bosh transformed into an 8-foot-tall, basketball-playing Raptor stems from the fact that Bosh spent his first seven NBA seasons as a member of the Toronto Raptors organization. Other than that, it’s simply awesome and no further reasoning […]The post Chris Bosh transformed...

LeBron James confirms he is mulling NBPA president bid

LeBron James already has a host of titles on his résumé — Rookie of the Year All-Star MVP Finals MVP All-NBA First Team selection All-Defensive First Team selection NBA champion Olympic gold medalist Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year — but he has one more in mind: union leader. reports that the Heat forward has confirmed that he is mulling a bid for the...

Report: LeBron James Won’t Run For President Of NBPA

Despite showing interest in running for the president of the National Basketball Players Association, LeBron James has reportedly decided not to pursue the union position. According to USA Today Sports: After days of careful consideration and research, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided he will not run for president or first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association...

LeBron James Gives Back, Models Brand New Football Uniforms for Akron High School (Photos)

If you’ve been wondering how good of a football player LeBron James could be, you can at least visualize it now. The Miami Heat star unveiled brand new football uniforms for his alma mater, Akron High School, over the weekend as part of his second annual “I Promise Family Reunion,” an event for the LeBron James Family Foundation. The program, which includes 700 students, provides...

This LeBron James oil painting is a work of art!

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have always had a keen eye for NBA art and this recent painting of LeBron James done by artist Absolon Moreau has a chance to land in a Miami museum in the near future. Check out the full painting below and clearly, King James should probably purchase it for himself….

Jerry Stackhouse Says Lebron James is “Misinformed” about the NBPA

Jerry Stackhouse disagrees with Lebron James’ assessment of the NBA Player’s Union. Stackhouse told CBS Sports that the union “is in a good place” and “moving in the right direction.” James was contemplating running for NBPA president but told ESPN that he had changed his mind because he felt the Union was “going backwards.” Stackhouse seemed really offended by James’...

Dan Le Batard may be taking his radio show national

More changes could be on their way to ESPN Radio.  Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports Highly Questionable host Dan Le Batard will be taking his local Miami show to a national platform on ESPN Radio and another Miami personality will be joining him: "ESPN Radio likely will pick up Dan Le Batard’s 790 The Ticket radio show in the next few months, providing a...

Random Thoughts from the Weekend

Does it feel to anyone else that Cleveland sports has become more fragmented? While this has always been true to a certain extent, I get the feeling that more and more the three sports teams are in direct competition with each other. I don’t know if it’s because of twitter, but it’s no longer good enough to simply be a Cleveland sports fan. You have to pick a side. Twitter...
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