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#pounditSaturday, December 3, 2022

What Are Greg Oden and Mike Conley Sr. Hiding?

First the story comes out on Friday evening that the father of Ohio St. center, Greg Oden, says his son will enter the NBA draft. And become one of the top two picks. And go on to make millions of dollars. And go on to make All-Star games and win championships. And eventually be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. OK, so I’m getting ahead of myself, but you can’t deny that most fans and experts aren’t thinking that, right? So why does the story now come out that Mike Conley Sr., who will represent Oden, says Greg won’t declare his draft plans just yet.

Ohhhh, I see. Conley Sr. was upset that Papa Oden had leaked the news. How dare him get the story everyone knows the answer to out there before Conley Sr. was ready to announce it! Like it’s going to be some sort of big shock. But if the news were leaked wouldn’t it have ruined the spotlight for the nationally telecast of Oden’s announcement?

It’s also been suggested to me by my Dad that the Oden camp could be taking extra special care into negotiating and investigating. For instance, if they get the sense that most of the teams that could wind up picking first would take Kevin Durant, maybe it would be reason for Greg to return to school.

While that certainly makes sense, I really can’t see Greg Oden going back to Ohio St. for another full year of classes and games just because he might be the second overall pick. How would that be for irony! A guy who would’ve been the first overall pick coming out of high school winds up staying not one, but TWO years in college?! That’s insane.


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