Greg Oden Spikes Girl in the Face During a Beach Volleyball Game

By DJ Byrnes on June 30, 2014 at 6:50p

Greg Oden is a tall man, and it's a bad idea to try to block him on a basketball court, let alone during a charity sand volleyball game in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

But this brave woman tried to answer the call for her team, and though she failed miserably, her valor in doing so shouldn't be diminished.

Here's the GIF, if that's more your flavor:


She did take it like a boss, though. 

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jeremytwoface's picture

Meh... This was disappointing.


I was hoping for so much more.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

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sharks's picture

C'mon Focker, its just a game


A man got to have a code...

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KBonay's picture

Exactly what I was expecting when I landed on this page.

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BierStube's picture

She won't do that again .... did he really need to jump?

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

KevinJ's picture

I give her points for trying and I'd let her play on my team all day long, she's got heart and a couple other attributes.

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Seattle Linga's picture

I always wondered about Athletes playing other sports and what they would be good at. Greg might have a future in VB.

bukyze's picture

Playing volleyball myself, I always thought Vince Carter would be utterly unstoppable.  Absolutely unblockable.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Wilt Chamberlain (the greatest basketball player of all time), also played professional volleyball (yeah, that used to be a thing), and is in the VB Hall of Fame.

Oden isn't as athletic, but you can't teach tall!

"Quit skipping leg day bro" - Dr James Andrews

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Dirty419Boy's picture

He was nice to her. Maybe planning on hooking up later.

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vitaminB's picture

Nice spike and all, but girl in the bikini steals the scene for me.  Great Hustle.

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Greg's too kind a soul to kill that girl lol

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

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HeuermanTheFireman's picture

I met him once, he seemed like a dick and I have a feeling I know why. But I will keep that one to myself. 

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

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741's picture

Most oversold teaser in the history of 11W headlines.

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flipbuckeye's picture

Needs more Facebook...

Greg Oden in a friendly game of volleyball... YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HE DOES NEXT...

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

...something about his waist...her that leaked to TMZ a while's arm holding an apple...put your own joke together

"Quit skipping leg day bro" - Dr James Andrews

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southbuc's picture

Baby's arm holding an apple. " My man was like pow"

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Habu71's picture

"it's the Catalina Wine Mixer!"   Awesome gif.

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Knarcisi's picture

I know I'm becoming a big prude, but a guy with chronic knees issues playing volleyball in the sand?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Well... he does fine on a court...


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Knarcisi's picture

After a little research, his contract with the Heat was only for a year. Guess he's a free agent and can do whatever the hell he wants to do. 

Knarcisi's picture

The Trailblazers might like a word with you. 

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Deadly Nuts's picture

If he's in good enough shape to play in the NBA i'm pretty sure he can play some beach volleyball.


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MN Buckeye's picture

She gave him that little sand-kick at the end. Shows him.

jBarnes's picture

I think Greg's hand caught the net after the spike - point to the girl.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Afterwards he had trouble trying to squeeze his stretch limo into her tiny little 2 bedroom ranch garage.


Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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hit_the_couch's picture

That spike was hot garbage. I've seen 5'6" female office workers spike it far better in the Dublin Flanagan's leagues.

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

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Habu71's picture

"mine mine mine, ok you take it Greg"

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PG_BUCK's picture

Glad to see Greg has improved some in Volleyball. He used to play sand Volleyball up at my fraternity house while in college and was god awful. When we asked him why he sucked so bad he just said "Dude I play Basketball not Volleyball"....fair point.


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Buckeyeboy's picture

Looks like Greg developed some volleyball skill during his stay in Miami, that was a very nice facial.

Go Bucks!

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