Video: Greg Oden Impressing on Road to NBA Comeback

It’s been a rough road for Greg Oden since leaving Ohio State and being selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the first pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. It looked like the big man was back on the road to success during the 2013-14 season when he got a shot with LeBron James and the Miami Heat to be a key reserve.  Lack of progression and Off the court issues that led to a battery...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to continue basketball career with Jiangsu Dragons

Greg Oden is not done playing professional basketball yet. The former number one overall pick by the Portland Trailblazers will be playing overseas with the Jiangsu Dragons. According to Sportando, Oden passed the tryout period in China and has signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract. For Oden, this is good news as his basketball career has been derailed by injuries. In 2007, the...
Via Total Sports Live
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden Signs with Jiangsu Dragons in China in latest attempt to revive career

Is the NBA dream finally over for the former prodigy? Let’s flash back to May 22, 2007. The Portland Trail Blazers were set to pick in the lottery for the fifth consecutive year after a 32-50 season. After previous trips to the lottery left Portland with Sebastian Telfair and Martell Webster, the 2006 Draft netted Rip City the services of Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge- the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden signs with Chinese Basketball Association team

    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, Oden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to try out for CBA's Jiangxu Monkey Kings

In an injury-riddled career that has seen him appear more on training and operating tables than the basketball court, it looks as though the former Ohio State star Greg Oden will attempt a comeback to the court one more time. Reports are stating that Oden will have a one-week tryout for the Jiangsu Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association later this month. “The former...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Oden's alcohol abuse was an issue for Heat

Free agent Greg Oden NBA career has not been what we all thought it would be when he was drafted #1 back in 2007. Oden has been dealing with injuries since he came into the league, but now he may have a more serious problem. Back in August, Oden was arrested for felony battery charges after he allegedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the face. Oden admitted that he had been drinking...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NBA Top Pick Greg Oden Faces October Trial On Battery Charges

INDIANAPOLIS — Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday. Marion County Superior Court Judge Steven Rubick entered a routine not guilty plea on behalf of Oden and scheduled the free agent center’s trial for Oct. 22. Oden...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oden to appear Wednesday in Indiana court on battery charges

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is due in court on charges alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight. The free-agent center was scheduled to appear in a Marion County court Wednesday on charges of felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA player Greg Oden arrested, facing battery charges

Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face. A police report says officers were called to a home around 3:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place where they found a woman on a bed crying with a bloody face. Oden allegedly told officers “things got out of control” during an argument with his ex-girlfriend...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden arrested on battery charges

Free agent Greg Oden might have a hard time joining a NBA team now. Oden was arrested early this morning on battery charges. It was reported that Oden had a scheduled work out for the Los Angeles Clippers. Here are the details from Matt Adams of Fox 59. According to the Lawrence Police Department, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place around...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Buckeye Greg Oden Arrested, Wears Shirt Featuring Marcus Hall Flipping Off Michigan Stadium For Mugshot

Former Ohio State star forward Greg Oden was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly punching a woman, according to the Indianapolis Star. Per the report, the incident happened in Lawrence, Ind. at about 3:30 a.m. The Buckeye great then wore this T-shirt while taking his mugshot:  Mugshot of Greg Oden released. Oden arrested and jailed in Lawrence on a simple battery charge. More...
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August 07, 2014  |  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

Report: Greg Oden Arrested, Charged After Alleged Misdemeanor Battery

Greg Oden’s miserable professional career continues, and the former highly touted big man may have reached a new low. NBC 13 in Indiana reports that Oden was arrested Thursday morning. He was reportedly booked on two counts of misdemeanor battery. The 2007 first overall pick out of Ohio State has battled injury problems for much of his NBA career. Oden missed three full seasons...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Non-Committal On Re-Signing Michael Beasley, Greg Oden

The Miami Heat have three remaining roster spots and have been non-committal with Michael Beasley and Greg Oden. The Heat cannot offer more than the veteran minimum to any remaining free agents. Jared Karnes, Beasley’s agent, said Thursday he has had more than one conversation with the Heat but “nothing has resulted in a deal. [Other] teams have called expressing interest. There...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden Spikes Volleyball, Hits Woman In The Face (Video)

Miami Heat center Greg Oden wasn’t good enough to play basketball with the ‘big dogs’ in the NBA Finals, but he figured he could dominate in volleyball playing with a bunch of civilians. Good idea Greg! Not! Photo Credit: gregoden/Facebook For some reason, Greg Oden playing volleyball reminded us of this movie clip in ‘Meet the Parents.’ SMH!
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Greg Oden Spikes Volleyball in Woman’s Face

When Greg Oden plays volleyball, he doesn’t even need to jump to dominate the net and anyone around it. One poor young woman found that out the hard way, as Oden spiked the ball right in her face. She put forth a valiant effort, though, attempting to block his powerful hit. But he wasn’t having it. She took it well—bouncing right back without a complaint and quickly readied...
Via The Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden delivers nice spike in beach volleyball game

In case you’re wondering what Miami Heat center Greg Oden has been up to during his summer vacation, it appears that he has taken up the game of beach volleyball. In the below video clip, Oden delivers an impressive spike at the net where sadly the opponent on the other side had little chance of stopping it: Greg Oden, beach volleyball master! *** Greg Oden is crushing the summer...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
June 30, 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

GIF: Greg Oden Does the Nae Nae With Eastern Conference Trophy

At one time he was expected to be the next big thing. Multiple knee injuries later and he's an afterthought on the roster of the Miami Heat. Does that mean he shouldn't do a little dance with the trophy? Absolutely not.I'd say he's doing like all of would and enjoying the ride for what it is--a once in a lifetime experience.via TwitterSo go on with your bad self Greg and do your...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden dances with Eastern Conference Finals trophy in Heat locker room

The NBA journey has been a long and strange one for Greg Oden as he went to the summit of the mountain as #1 draft pick to be declared a bust after the start of his injury-plagued NBA career. Since joining the Miami Heat this season, we saw some flashed of the old Greg Oden and after the Heat claimed victory over the Pacers, Oden got to do a little bit of celebrating. Check out the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden celebrates with Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki (Photo)

On Friday night, Miami Heat backup center Greg Oden celebrated his team's NBA Eastern Conference championship victory with tennis stars Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.Williams and Wozniacki attended Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals together after suffering losses in the early rounds of the French Open earlier this week. Wozniacki is also dealing with her recent...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden on active roster for Heat for Game 3

MIAMI (AP) -- Heat center Greg Oden is on the active roster Saturday night for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. Oden had been listed as inactive in each of Miami's last seven playoff games. He was active in all four games of the opening-round series against Charlotte, but did not play. His last playoff appearance came April 30, 2009, for Portland against Houston...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger With Webb, Oden Burrito Run & Hot Chicks On Vacation

  The Pacers and Heat should be all rested up for tonight’s Game 3. They haven’t played since Tuesday. Greg Oden was so…
Via Busted Coverage
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat may have Greg Oden available for Game 3 vs. Pacers

MIAMI -- It appears the Miami Heat's regular-season experiment with Greg Oden could become a postseason reality. The 7-foot center, limited to one game in the past 22 partly due to a nagging back injury, apparently is close to being able to contribute. Following Friday's practice, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra spoke as if Oden could be back in the mix when the Heat and Indiana Pacers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat injury update: Greg Oden inactive for Game 1

The Miami Heat lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday by the scored of 107-96. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor and LeBron James added 25 points and 10 rebounds. The Heat were without center Greg Oden, who was inactive and in street clothes.Keith Allison Wikimedia CommonsAs reported by Ira Winderman...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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