Sports: Oden Comes Back

I don’t know how you can dislike this guy. Greg Oden proves to be an affable, funny, smart, and thoughtful guy who loves playing baseball.


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As Greg Oden sat in St. Vincent Sports Performance on Saturday afternoon, the smile on his face was a little bit older then those around Indianapolis may seem used too. It seems like it was not long ago the pride of Lawrence North High School, the one that led the Wildcats to three consecutive IHSAA Class 4A State championships, was the number-one pick in the 2006 NBA Draft for the Portland Trailblazers. However, it does feel like too long ago that we saw Oden playing and healthy on the court, with his last game in the NBA taking place on Dec. 5th, 2009.

A fractured left patella, micro-fracture surgery on his left knee, arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and a third micro-fracture surgery later, Greg Oden’s smile has aged over time. With that said, perhaps Oden’s smile hasn’t ever been any bigger.

“As I told my friends…

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