Oden: ‘I’ll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history’

When Greg Oden formally announced his retirement from basketball last month, it put the finishing touches on one of the more disappointing careers in NBA history. But Oden this week took it one step further this week by making the following sad proclamation: “I’ll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history,” Oden told ESPN’s Outside the Lines. “But I can’t do...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Oden closes door on playing career: ‘It’s over’

In case you were somehow still holding out hope for former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden to continue his playing career, it’s time to give up the dream. In a recent interview with Dana Hunsinger Benbow of the Indianapolis Star, Oden shut the door on the possibility of any sort of comeback bid as a player. “I wish. It’s over,” Oden said when asked if he would play basketball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Oden signs with Chinese Basketball Association team

By Darryn Albert Eight years ago, Ohio State center Greg Oden was a 19-year-old kid with a bright future - bright enough to be selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft. Now after numerous debilitating injuries and legal problems, Oden’s NBA days look to be all but over. After no NBA teams took the bait on his attempted comeback bid this offseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden arrested for allegedly punching woman in face

Greg Oden was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Ind. after he allegedly punched a female. According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHR, a witness claims to have seen the NBA free agent punch a woman in the face. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Full mock draft

With the disappointment of the 2014 NBA Finals fresh on their mind, the Miami Heat must now focus their attention on a busy offseason, which includes the possibility of the “Big Three” separating. To go even further, Norris Cole is the only player as of now who has a set contract for next year and Shane Battier is retiring. The rest of the Heat roster are free agents without...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden: I'm one of the biggest busts in NBA history

Greg Oden was asked in an interview whether he is OK with being a benchwarmer for the remainder of his career and whether he was comfortable with his current legacy in the NBA. Oden was the Portland Trail Blazers' pick as the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 Draft, one spot ahead of Kevin Durant. “I’m over all of that,” Oden said.. “I know I’m one of the biggest...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Starting Greg Oden would be a mistake

Is Greg Oden the right fit to play center for the Miami Heat? Greg Oden has started at center for the Heat in two of their last three games. He didn’t play last night in the loss against the Boston Celtics because Coach Erik Spoelstra plans to rest Oden when the team plays back-to-back games. The Heat are known for playing their small-ball style. That style has produced the...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It was just 5 minutes, but Greg Oden shows glimpse of talent

MIAMI -- The shot went up, the ball bounced off the rim into the hands of an opponent and Greg Oden hit the floor as he started to head down court. A couple of seconds seemed much longer for people focused on the 7-footer whose career has been derailed by knee injuries. ''Cringeworthy,'' one scribe posted on Twitter. Another tweeted that he watched Oden, ''with a mix of anticipation...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greg Oden scores first regular season points since 2009

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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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