LBS- Greg Oden is well aware that his NBA legacy — if you can even call it that — is not a good one. He is more than willing to accept that.
Oden, who is currently taking classes at Ohio State while working as a student assistant coach for the basketball team, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines this week that he knows people will argue there is no bigger draft bust in NBA history than him.
“I’ll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history,” Oden admitted, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. “But I can’t do nothing about that.”
I have a question, why the hell is 'Outside The Lines' interviewing Greg Oden? Like, what is the deep dive here? Breaking news: Greg Oden admitted he was a bust? I hardly consider that relevant considering he did the very same thing two years ago, but even if he didn't - did we really have to hear him say it? Greg Oden is bustiest bust of all time. This report isn't going to settle any arguments. Who is debating whether or not Greg Oden is the biggest bust ever when it's really more of a fact than a debatable topic? I mean, I'm a huge sports fan and I don't recall ever watching the #1 overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft play. Maybe I saw some highlights here and there, but I can't remember tuning in and focusing solely on his performance for an entire game. That's taking the term 'bust' to such extreme levels that even Skip Bayless would pass on trying to say otherwise. Can we just let the guy live his life? Honestly, making him tell the world he knows he's a bust is about as unnecessary as sitting down former pornstars and making them admit that they were kind of slutty. It's more of a harrowing reminder of his all-too-disappointing career than anything that could even accidentally be construed as informative.