Thursday, November 18, 2010

Greg Oden: Portland Trailblazers Reliving Sam Bowie All Over Again

HOUSTON - APRIL 24:  Center Greg Oden #52 of the Portland Trail Blazers during play against the Houston Rockets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 24, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

He was one of the more hyped players coming out of college and the Portland Trailblazers wanted him. I'm referring to, of course, Greg Oden.

The Trailblazers drafted the former Ohio State standout with the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.
Four years after the fact, Oden will now officially miss his third season in four years as he will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee on Friday.

At this point, I don't know whether to feel sorry for him or for the Trailblazers, but I don't know if there's another team that's had worse luck with the first overall pick.

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