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Hope it works out for him this go round.
"Whatever doesn't kill you...is gonna leave a scar." - MM
The Cavs need to get in on this.
Someone may pick him up but he won't be making #1 draft pick money. Probably closer to minimum wage. The guy can't take two steps before going down with an injury. He needs to start thinking about life after basketball rather than risking his long term health.
Didn't he have the microfracture surgery? If so then he is done.
This post was edited by Gobucks187TTUN 18 months ago
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
I know. Nate Williams had the same surgery and didn't even play this year, right?
He has had 3.
Oden was a major talent. I wish him the best.
He isn't playing any more.
Can you help me answer that? I'm not smart like you.
Jeez. He is going to have major arthritis.
Too bad about his knees. He had one of the sickest drop steps I've seen on a guy his size.
i will always be a big Oden fan, and i hope he plays a few more years before calling it quits forever mainly for the financial aspect. But with that being said, this guy will need a cane to walk once he's 35. his knees will forever be shot
Such a sad, unfair deal. Such a great kid too, it sucks his body has failed him.
Best of luck on the come back big guy!
Isn't that the truth. You always heard about bow pleasant and nice he was. After he signed his rookie contract I remember reading be still drove the same car he had in college because he didn't feel like he needed something new. A truly humble kid. You have all these other jackasses in the league and Greg has all that bad luck.
He needs to play another year or two and then just get two knee replacements.
how is anything in this story new?
A bunch of people have sent it to me and it's "news", but isn't this not new at all?
check out bloguin.com or awfulannouncing.com. Follow me @bkoo on twitter.
It's new to some of the old people! ha
Did you see him interviewed court side earlier this year at an OSU game?
He is doing both things and trying to come back doesn't preclude preparing to move on with his life.
He is going to get his degree at OSU in business. He is still only 24/25 years old! It would be a mistake not to see if the microfracture surgery is the answer at his age, size, and ability. If it doesn't work the kid will have his degree and more than enough money saved to do whatever he wants the rest of his life.
There are other NBA stars who've had microfracture surgery and come back to play in the NBA. So your original statement that Oden is "done" is not necessarily true. It is true that Ogden's knees will never be quite as good as they were. He will always have to take special care of them. But Oden doesn't need perfect knees to have an impact in the NBA. There's a role for him in the league even if he's only 85% of his former self and able to play less than half of the minutes. So there's still a chance Oden could play a few more years.
I hope the Bulls give him a call, he would be a perfect backup in Thibbs system.
Allow Oden to decide when Oden is done. It's his life. I'm quite sure he doesn't want to be doing something physical 8-10 years from now with no pain and wonder "what if..."
Too many on here are always too quick and eager to write people off.
This post was edited by McCague 18 months ago
Not to hijack my own thread, but this whole situation reminds of all those times Jose Rijo tried to make it back to the major league. I was at GABP that day when he finally made it. It was very gratifying for me (and everyone else in attendance) to see him finally get through all the set backs he endured.
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