Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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Most people in Greg Oden’s position; would be ready to start the next adventure of their lifetime journey; leaving thoughts of playing in the NBA in the rear-view mirror. Unless he threw his money away, or invested in bad business deals; his grandchildren’s children should be set for life. The former first round pick of the 2007 NBA Draft, though follows the philosophy of the legendary Barry White who sang “I’m never, ever gonna quit ’cause quittin’ just ain’t my schtick.” The center that the Portland Trail Blazers took instead of forward Kevin Durant, is now an unrestricted Free Agent, taking this season and next summer off, as he recovers from his third micro-surgery procedure. The surgery he had last year was on his left knee, however he has also undergone the operation on his right knee as well. While the effort he has put into his many comeback attempts are admirable; his body has yet to handle the rigors of an 82-game campaign. The former starter for Ohio State, is not ready t...
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