Greg Oden: ‘I’ll Be Remembered as The Biggest Bust in NBA History’ (Video)
Former Ohio State center and Portland Trail Blazers #1 overall pick in 2007 Greg Oden is 28-years-old and hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2013-2014 season. According to him, his career is over as he is still dealing with knee injuries.
While speaking with Outside The Lines, Oden feels that he will forever be known as the biggest bust in NBA history, as he racked up a bunch of injuries during his brief career that totaled just 105 games. It took Oden 5 years just to play one complete NBA season of 82 games.
“I’ll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history,” Oden told Outside the Lines. “But I can’t do nothing about that.”
“Don’t get me wrong,” Oden said. “If I was healthy, I would love to continue playing, but I’m not healthy.”
“But I will say that when I was playing, can you say that? … I don’t think I was that bad when I was on the court,” Oden said. “I felt like it could have just got better if I had more time on there.”
Oden was famously taken one pick before Kevin Durant, making this the second time the Blazers franchise passed on a can’t miss player. You may remember the other, when they chose Sam Bowie one pick before Michael Jordan went to the Chicago Bulls.