Sit down, hold on to your hat, and kiss your loved ones goodbye, because I’m about to blow your mother-fluffing mind – Greg Oden is out for the season. The Portland Trail Blazers center, who hasn’t played for the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2007 since December 5 of last season, will have surgery on his left knee, which is the same knee that kept him out of last season. But don’t worry, it’s not the same injury, so maybe he’ll heal everything over the next 11 months and come back an unstoppable force next season. Haha, just kidding, I’ve been drinking Four Loko since midnight.
Oden injured his left patella during last season and required surgery to fix that, and prior to that he missed time because of surgery to his right knee. Before that he missed time with a severed spine, and in high school he missed six games with acute decapitation. While playing in middle school, Oden missed two weeks with mesothelioma, and in AAU he was declared legally dead for two playoff games over the span of 72 hours. Also, Greg missed two months as a fetus due to turf toe.
How’s this No. 1 draft pick working out for the Blazers again, KGMI News?
The seven-foot Oden, 22, missed his entire rookie season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee before playing 61 games during the 2008-09 campaign.
Oden, who had been expected to provide a dominant inside presence this season, has averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds during his limited time on the court for the Trail Blazers.
And Kevin Durant has a scoring title, is a favorite for many as this season’s MVP, he won a gold medal, just signed a huge extension, played basketball with Barack Obama recently, and he’s quickly becoming the biggest “I’m buying tickets for the sh*tty team in my city just so I can go watch him play” guy in the NBA. At least Oden is a restricted free agent after this season and David Kahn is still employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. So all is not lost, Blazers fans.