Greg Oden and the Hurt Locker

December 21st, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
Hello. It is very nice to see you again. Where have I been? How convenient of me to ask. I have just recently crawled out from underneath the rock that I made into my home after Greg Oden went down. Things were rough there for a while but it’s all good now; birds are chirping, sun is shining, babies smiling, etc. It took me a while to get back here.

I didn’t watch the game where Oden collapsed, but I heard about it almost as quickly as if I had been courtside. Tweets, e-mails, and text messages came at me from all directions. My will to pick through NBA blogs was instantly vaporized. I figured that putting my own thoughts down would lead to me opening up my window just so I could throw myself out of it. (Relax, I live on the first floor.) I still haven’t seen a replay of the injury. I doubt I ever will.

It wasn’t just the incident itself that hurt so much. Oden had been one of the very few bright spots of the season up to that point. We were finally starting to see him move beyond occasional flashes of potential. He was influencing games. After all the frustration and waiting, he was actually putting it all together.

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