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#pounditMonday, September 20, 2021

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

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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 again. “I wouldn’t say I regret anything. I would say I just wish I did things better.”

Oden, who has since enrolled back at Ohio State as a 28-year-old sophomore, remains one of the Association’s most tragic “What if?” stories. Between all the microfracture surgeries and the off-court troubles, the seven-footer wound up nothing more than a colossal bust, and he knows it.

The last we heard of him, Oden was trying his luck in China, but now he appears to be throwing in the towel for good on Greg Oden, the professional basketball player. Hopefully, Oden experiences nothing but the best in his next chapter in life.

H/T theScore

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