TAG: Greg Oden

Latest News / Aug 7, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Greg Oden Arrested For Allegedly Punching Ex-Girlfriend In The Face

Greg Oden

Free agent center and 2007 number one draft pick Greg Oden was arrested early this morning in Lawrence, IN for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend during a dispute. The 26 year-old seven-footer was cooperative with police and reportedly told officers, “I know what has to happen.” Read More »

Smack / Jun 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Watch Greg Oden Spike Girl In Face During Beach Volleyball Game

Greg Oden

After suffering a series of devastating knee injuries that’s left him a shell of the player who was drafted first overall in the 2007 NBA draft, Greg Oden deserves praise for competing in any athletic endeavor. He should be excited every time he runs, cuts, or jumps without incident. Still, after spiking the ball into the face of a female opponent in a game of beach volleyball, Oden could stand to take a less aggressive approach to casual sports in the future. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Greg Oden: “I Know I’m One Of The Biggest Busts In NBA History”

Greg Oden

In the summer of 2007, Greg Oden was the biggest deal in the basketball world. Bigger even than a skinny kid named Kevin Durant. After leading his Ohio State Buckeyes to the 2007 NCAA Title game, while putting up a monster stat line against champion Florida, Oden’s place as the No. 1 pick was secure. Then his body betrayed him almost before he began his pro career. Meanwhile, KD was just anointed the league’s MVP. In a conversation with Grantland, Oden is now, more than ever — as a reserve on the Heat, aware of his tarnished legacy since his college career came to a close. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

25 College Stars Who Were Busts In The NBA

Jimmer Fredette

NCAA seasons come and go before many of us can even comprehend that they happened. In around 40 games stars rise and fall, March serving as a showcase for what we think is the best that college basketball has to offer.

Unfortunately, America’s most exciting tournament isn’t always an indicator of future success. Whether it’s quality of competition, holes in their game, or problems that haven’t manifested themselves yet, many college basketball luminaries have seen their success come to an abrupt halt after stepping off campus. For some, their 15 seconds of fame in the One Shining Moment montage will be the pinnacle of their hoops careers. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Heat Players Sing Karaoke For “Battioke” Event

Shane & Heidi Battier

The entire Miami Heat team seemed to show up for Shane Battier‘s annual karaoke event, “Battioke 2014.” Check out LeBron James and Michael Beasley‘s rendition of “Back That A__ up,” comedian Ken Jeong, Greg Oden in a blonde wig and Battier doing the Backstreet Boys; Dwyane Wade‘s fiancé, Gabrielle Union, crooning, and Chris Bosh doing Tom Ford‘s “It’s Not Unusual.” This whole thing is hysterical, so check it out. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Video: Greg Oden Denies Jeff Green At The Rim

Greg Oden

Greg Oden only played five minutes on Tuesday night with Boston visiting Miami. The Heat survived another close game sans Dwayne Wade, 93-86, and Oden’s brief appearance featured little to stuff the stat sheet. But, his block of Jeff Green had to have harkened more than a few midwestern folks back to his days in a lone season at Ohio State. Read More »

High School / Dec 5, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 25 Most Hyped High School Basketball Recruits Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

We all remember the players from high school that were the hyped uncontrollably, right? You know, the ones that were given notoriety few players at any level can match. From nationally televised games to documentaries, some were given the red carpet treatment even before they attended their senior prom. There are the ones who lived up to it and, well, the ones that fall short. Read More »