A True Fan’s Reaction To The Tragic Loss Of Greg Oden

December 5th, 2009 by D REW Leave a reply »
Only about an hour ago I watched Greg Oden go down in tonight's game versus the Houston Rockets and it was clear the injury to his right knee was serious.

It was moments ago team doctors announced the injury was a fractured left patella;he will be out for the season. 

I can't...

It's just so hard to find words to write because I am too emotional. Oden was our ticket to going far in the NBA playoffs and potentially win an NBA championship. Now, it looks like our franchise has just lost 10 years down the future.

What a tragedy.

Yet Greg Oden is less a victim of bad knees, as he is a victim of an NBA that aggressively markets young players before they have a chance to prove themselves. 

Michael Jordan pointed out the NBA's aggressive marketing in an interview with ESPN Magazine over a year ago and I am not surprised his wise comments did not get more attention.

The hype following Oden and Durant made the league and other outlets, a lot of ratings and money. 

Stuck in-between that hype stood two little kids: Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. 

Oden, it was reported, w ...

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