Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oden a Bust?


Greg Oden's much anticipated debut was last night on TNT against the Lakers. It didn’t last long. Oden left the game after just under 13 minutes with another injury, this time it was his foot. I’m not gonna get into all his injuries because it would take to long, but he hasn’t been healthy since his junior year of high school. And it isn’t like he has one nagging injury, it’s been his wrist, his knee, and now his foot.


This guy was the number 1 pick overall. He was supposed to be the next Shaq. Now, is it too early to say he is a total bust? YES. Some people are going way too extreme with this. Is this very alarming for Oden, and Portland fans? YES. What we've seen so far is not a good sign.


I'm going to say that Greg Oden winds up kind of like a Grant Hill. I forsee him playing here and there with nagging injuries coming back all the time. Except he won’t pile up all-star years before the injuries. Greg Oden will never be a dominant force. It is a shame, because dominant centers are a rarity nowadays and a lot of fun to watch. He could have really made this young Portland team great. Yet another coulda woulda shoulda.

In his 13 minutes, Oden went 0-4, 5 boards, a block, 2 turnovers and 2 fouls….very subpar


Is this just a phase or is this what Portland fans have to look forward to? Bust or future Allstar? Let me know!

8 comments:

Stefan Ming said...

WTF! He's played one fricken game of his NBA career! Cut the guy some slack... give him another DECADE before you judge him. lol

grittysquirrels said...

I said in my article that it was too soon to call him a bust but I am making a prediction.

I'm not going as far as many other bloggers but I'm comparing him to what i think will be like Grant Hill. I forsee him playing here and there with nagging injuries coming back all the time. The difference is, however, he won’t pile up all-star years before the injuries.

Tesh said...

so you are calling a bust then

Stefan Ming said...

lol, so which is it? Is he a bust or not?

grittysquirrels said...

well yea he'll be a semibust.

I'm not goin as far as some have been but he will not live up to the hype of the number 1 pick.

Football Fanatics said...

Greg Oden just seems to have that injury bug that so many players before him have had... Grant Hill, etc.

grittysquirrels said...

THANK YOU!

Stefan Ming said...

is there an echo in here?