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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voodoo Doll Strikes Greg Oden Again

Poor Greg Oden. I don’t know how you can say anything else. The guy battled through a thumb injury his first and only year at Ohio State, then he missed his first season because of knee surgery, he got hurt on opening night last year and then missed another month later in the season. And now, after only 20 games of the season, Greg Oden got hurt once again and is likely out for the year. Here’s the play that sidelined Greg, aka the Greg Oden injury video:

Hate to say I told you so, but now I have to say I told you so: over two and a half years ago, I wrote that if I were the Blazers, I would have taken Kevin Durant with the top overall pick. I said then that Durant was the special player who could be a 30 and 10 guy in the league. Now he’s in his third year and he’s averaging 28ppg and 7rpg. While it sucks that Oden is done for the year, there is some upside; the colorful personality will have more time for karaoke videos, filming commercials, and updating his Yardbarker blog. Furthermore, don’t feel badly for the Blazers; this might actually help their offense run smoother and put Brandon Roy at ease. We shall see how they respond. And memo to Greg: maybe you should think about wearing knee pads from now on to protect yourself, just a thought.

UPDATE: This was written immediately when the injury occurred. I thought the broken knee cap was due to contact with Brooks, not because of his explosion. Obviously the knee pad wouldn’t matter now but for players who bump knees, it would be helpful.



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