Greg Oden: Eastern Conference Champion

By DJ Byrnes on May 30, 2014 at 11:29p
43 Comments

Perhaps the Portland Trailblazers weren't so foolish after all in taking Greg Oden over Kevin Durant with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Oden came off the bench and only needed to drop a single assist and post one rebound in order to secure Miami's 117-92 closeout victory over Evan Turner's Indianapolis Pacers.

One might think I'm kidding — after all, Greg only posted one rebound and one assist — yet why was Greg Oden, not LeBron James, the first one to lift the Eastern Conference trophy? Riddle me that.

The Heat advance to play the winner of San Antonio Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder series, of which the Spurs lead 3-2. The haters will be seasick of Oden captures a title before Durant, and it will be quite amusing.

Go get 'em, Greg.

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Also, I'll just leave this hear as a comment:

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

BeijingBucks's picture

would be semi amusing if he only said 'Oden' to everything...

 

 

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OSUStu's picture

Greg Oden is awesome.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Seattle Linga's picture

Just another arrow in the quiver that makes Matta real proud.

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Silver Bullet 10's picture

He kinda looks like LeBron.

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741's picture

He is LeBron's daddy.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Delonte isn't on the team.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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BuckeyeDale's picture

No no....Odin is the father of THOR...

 
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Homey1970's picture

You're right...too much beer.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I must have missed why this was necessary.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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BHT's picture

Was this picture photoshoped or something? Oden does not look happy at all! He even looks mad to be holding the trophy.

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HolyBuckeye1093's picture

No but it does appear that Brett Favre is in the lower left-hand corner ;)

hit_the_couch's picture

Were you drunk or just the ultimate homer when you wrote this?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Homey1970's picture

It was posted at 11:30 on a Friday night.  What do you think?!

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Oh, I was stone sober, just having fun because Greg Oden is one of my favorite athletes in recent memory.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Shangheyed's picture

He's working hard to come back, love the effort and indeed great to see him rewarded as such.

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route4buckeye's picture

No thanks... You can go win a title elsewhere, Greg. Fuck the Heat and their fans.
 

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IGotAWoody's picture
I love the smell of butthurt in the morning

 

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route4buckeye's picture

Not even a fan of the NBA really and I'm not a Cavs fan. Can't stand LeBron or how he went about signing.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You're not allowed to dislike him. At least that's what his fans say.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Deadly Nuts's picture

If you're not a fan of the NBA, why do you get so butthurt about it?

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route4buckeye's picture

I'm not butthurt. Lol. I don't know why you think that.

I'm not a fan of politics, nor do I like them, but I do not like HIlary Clinton or Sarah Palin...

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Deadly Nuts's picture

No thanks... You can go win a title elsewhere, Greg. Fuck the Heat and their fans.

Sounds pretty butthurt....

LEBRON

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route4buckeye's picture

So if I say "Fuck "object/person/group of people", that automatically means I'm butthurt? Okay lol.

 

I'm sure you've never said "Fuck Michigan" or anything like that... In fact, it is in your signature.. any more rebuttals you want me to dispute with logic?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

$20 says that you never hated the Heat before LeBron was there.....

LEBRON

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route4buckeye's picture

Yeah, you're right. I didn't hate the Heat beforehand. So it's not okay to dislike LeBron for how he went about signing with another team and all of the bandwagon Heat fans that popped up everywhere afterwards?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Being butthurt is not a 'bad' thing. It's just a thing that makes you look like a child.

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route4buckeye's picture

You obviously don't get what I'm saying.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Dude, your analogy just threw logic right out the window. He says Fuck Michigan, because he's very strongly invested in disliking Michigan. As do most of us here. You said Fuck the Heat, and then say you're "Not even a fan of the NBA really". If you're not a fan of the NBA, then why on earth would you hate any team in the NBA? So yes, we're still waiting for you to rebutt this with some logic

 

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route4buckeye's picture

You can hate something without being strongly invested in it... Lol that's such a ridiculous argument.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Dude, no, you really can't! Hate is a strong word for a strong emotion. If you use the word hate, it's saying that you're strongly invested. Ridiculous is the correct word, but you're aiming it in the wrong direction.

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Donny T's picture

You forgot the steal. And just missed the blocked shot when he got called for a foul. he was filling up the stat sheet.

 

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wyatt's picture

Oden still contributed about as much as Hibbert did for the Pacers.

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headina's picture

Sorry I should have read before I posted haha. Hibbert went for the trillion last night

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headina's picture

He still outplayed Hibbert in his 2 minutes of action. 

GO BUCKS

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Not a Heat fan.  Happy for Oden.

Go Bucks!

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Floyd Stahl's picture

Agree. Torn between wanting to see Oden get a ring and the Heat winning another title.

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jBarnes's picture

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams

Crumb's picture

The haters will be seasick of Oden captures a title before Durant, and it will be quite amusing.
Go get 'em, Greg.

I'm with ya DJ. I don't care if he is a back up it'd be great to see Oden be a champion. The guy could still make a comeback, isn't he only about 26 or 27? Go Greg!

 

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Silver Bullet 10's picture

Oden: Son, we're going back to Cleveland.

LeBron: Screw Embiid. Dad, we got you. And can I bring Jabari/Andrew with me?

Oden: Of course, Bron Bron. As long as you don't bring your stepdad Delonte with you.

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CasualBystander's picture

DJ, your scarlet and grey goggles are starting to get scary thick.

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