Greg Oden’s First Points in Four Years Came on a Dunk That Didn’t Break His Legs (Video)
After being taken first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft, Greg Oden sat out his first professional season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. The following season he would play in 61 games for the Blazers, and he would suit up for another 21 games during the 2009-10 season before missing the rest of the year with a fractured left patella.
Since then, Oden has been forced to overcome injury setback after injury setback, resulting in a total of zero games played from 2010 until January 14, 2014.
It’s been a rough stretch for the seven-foot center, but last night he made his highly-anticipated return to the court with the Miami Heat when they visited the Washington Wizards, and he would contribute six points and two rebounds in eight minutes of play before eventually leaving the game in one piece.
As for the first of those six points scored by Oden, well they came on this dunk, which brought the Heat bench to their feet, as they probably couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the big man dunk without breaking a leg.
Check it out: