Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/9/12
Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden, regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history, has admitted he became an alcoholic during his second year in the league. In a wide-ranging interview with his former Ohio State teammate Mark Titus for the website Grantland, Oden also admitted it "sucked" seeing Kevin Durant succeed -- given the Oklahoma City star went at No. 2 in the same draft in 2007 -- and that he planned to make a return in 2013-14 once his knee is back to full strength. Oden, 24, had five knee surgeries in his time in Portland -- three of them microfracture surgeries -- and appeared in just 82 games before being released in March. He has not played a game since Dec. 2009. The 7ft (2.13m) center said he had alcohol problems in his second year with the Trail Blazers, after his cousin from the US Air Force moved in with him in Portland. "If you know anything about guys in the Air Force, it's that they drink a ton," Oden said. "My cousin got wrapped up in the NBA lifesty...
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