NBA: Kevin Durant Sticks Up for Greg Oden, Calls Bust Talk ‘Nonsense’

Greg Oden was taken No. 1 in the 2007 NBA Draft, and Kevin Durant was selected as the No. 2 pick.  Oden was believed to be a future Hall of Famer and the next Shaquille O’Neal, but multiple knee injuries kept him sidelined and in five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers he only played 82 games.  Durant, on the other hand, has grown to be one of the biggest stars in the league.  Oden recently called himself one of the biggest busts in NBA history, but his draftmate Durant doesn’t agree.

NBA: Ohio State Coach Says Greg Oden is Training There & Considering ANOTHER NBA Comeback

Greg Oden is considered one of the biggest busts in NBA history.  He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers but since then he has been plagued by injury and spent more time on comebacks then actually playing on the court.  In November he said he was done and had finally given up but he clearly still loves the game even playing pickup at the local YMCA and has been training at Ohio State where he was a stand out star.  Apparently he’s not quite ready to give up yet.

(Video) NBA: Greg Oden Still Dunking on People… At the YMCA

Greg Oden is still dunking on people; he’s just not doing it professionally anymore.  Oden’s NBA career might not have worked out but he decided to still show what he’s got at a local YMCA.

(Photo) NBA: Ouch! 3 Club Goers Take Picture With Greg Oden…But Had No Idea Who He Was

You gotta feel for the former NBA star. Over the weekend, three women spotted Oden, took a picture with him, and then took to social media to acknowledge that they had no idea who he was. Hit the jump for details. Via Busted Coverage: Click above gallery for picture. Tavia HartleyIFWT

NBA: Greg Oden Reportedly Struggled With Alcohol Abuse While Playing For The Miami Heat

Last month, the free agent was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He is now the subject of reports claiming that alcohol was an issue during his time with the Heat. Hit the jump for details.

(Photo) NBA: Police Release Details Of Greg Oden’s Domestic Incident!

Last week, former NBA player Greg Oden was arrested for assault after an incident with his girlfriend. He was since released with an ankle monitor. The official police report was released today. Hit the jump for details.

NBA: Greg Oden Released From Jail With Ankle Monitor

Yesterday we reported that former #1 overall pick Greg Oden was arrested for assault after punching his ex-girlfriend in the face.Oden has since admitted he did it but not in a fighting way. He said his hand flailed out of control as he was trying to pull away from people. Regardless he was still charged and was held for a couple days. Now he is out, but not totally free to move around. Hit the jump.

(Photo) NBA: Greg Oden’s Mug Shot T-Shirt Quickly Sells Out!

NBA Free Agent Greg Oden was arrested early this morning for assaulting his girlfriend, but it was the t-shirt that he’s wearing that’s gaining all of the attention. Hit the jump for details.

(Mugshot) NBA: Greg Oden Arrested After Allegedly Punching His Ex-Girlfriend

NBA free agent Greg Oden was arrested this morning in Indiana after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in his mother’s home.

NBA Report: Andrew Bynum & Greg Oden to Work Out For the LA Clippers

Andrew Bynum and Greg Oden are both classic cases of what a 7-footer means to the NBA.  No matter how many injuries they suffer, attitude problems they bring (Bynum), and no matter how bleak the outcast looks, there’ll always be a team willing to give them a chance.

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