Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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When watching the highlights between the Portland Trail Blazers versus Miami Heat on Thursday night, it was hard not to think about Greg Oden. Rip City is where Oden tore up his knees resulting in three microfracture surgeries and 82 total games played between the time the Blazers selected him number one overall in the 2007 NBA Draft and December 2009, when the 7-foot center blew out his knee in a home game against the Houston Rockets. Watching Oden lay on the Rose Garden floor clutching his caved in left knee is a vivid memory that will never be erased. In mid-March 2012, the Blazers sadly waived Oden. Two months later the oft-injured big man (five surgeries in total to be exact) said he would sit out the 2012-13 season and instead focus on rehabbing while also taking classes to finish up his degree at Ohio State. He has stayed true to that word. But now the comeback is back on and Oden already has some pursuers in a number of teams, including the Miami Heat according...
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