[Two can play at this game, Ben.]
Aside from allowing that girl that wasn't wearing pants to grind on him, is there a more indelible image (here's video) of Greg Oden than when he is walking with the aid of a pair of crutches?
Great players, Jordan caliber, form their own paths in the NBA. Other players, even good players (Bowie, Petrie, Darius Miles, etc.), get their destinies imposed upon them. That can either really suck or be fun to watch, depending upon which side you're on.
I have an inkling that that might be happening here with Oden. Greg just fits (embraces) so many of the stereotypes of an ideal walking injury report.
Let's talk out the fate of Greg Oden in the comments.
-- Tom (email@example.com)