Greg Oden Partying Too Much In Portland?

Sounds Like Sam Bowie, I Mean Greg Oden, Is Partying A Bit Too Much

2/26/09 in NBA   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

As if Greg Oden's propensity for getting injured and sulking wasn't enough, it now seems that there's yet another problem that he has. It seems like he's spending a bit too much time partying, or at least that's the word on the street.

The Big Lead transcribed part of a radio interview that Oregonion Blazers beat writer Jason Quick did recently, and this was what Quick said about Oden:

“I know where you’re going. I have certainly heard it. I don’t have any evidence … basically, what you’re [asking] is, is he a partier, enjoying his life, all that stuff. I can’t speak to that because I have not seen it. It has gotten back to me in various forms, but nobody from the team has said anything along those lines as far as being concerned or anything.”

Now, the question is what kind of partying are we talking about? Is it drinking? Smoking weed? Quick never says, but since Oden just turned 21 last month, I'll go with drinking. And hopefully he's drinking something better than Franzia.

Now, what's compounding this problem is that Oden is also still on the bench from a chipped kneecap he suffered from colliding with Corey Maggette on Feb. 12th. Although, it seems like head coach Nate McMillan isn't sure why that's the case exactly.

"I'm where everybody else is with it," McMillan said. "I get a daily update and we thought, everybody thought, that he would be moving by now, if not playing. But things just keep getting bumped back."

It seems as though it's up to Oden about when he comes back, judging by this quote.

"The doctor said it depends how I feel," Oden said. "If I feel I can go out and play, I can go out and play. I'm just trying to make sure it is better. I don't want to re-injure it if I do come back."

I understand that Oden wants to be healthy, but there's also this thing called athletes playing while they're injured, provided the injury isn't that bad, and it doesn't sound like this one is. Not to mention that Oden already has the much deserved rep of being a brittle mess.

I'm not quite ready to deem Oden a bust, but I'm nearly there. We do have to remember that this is technically only Oden's first year and he has had some occasional monster games. But with Kevin Durant pouring in more than 25+ a game in Oklahoma, while setting the NBA on fire during All Star Weekend during the Rookie/Sophs game, and looking like a mature, focused, hungry individual in the process, I can't imagine that the Blazers aren't having second thoughts about who they drafted in 2007.

And just because I can, here's another party photo of Oden.


McMillan among those perplexed by Oden's injury [Oregonian]
Is Greg Oden partying too hard in Portland [The Big Lead]
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3/2/09   |   Tattooed_Fish

I have to roll my eyes at this article because Nate McMillan has been interviewed saying that he didn't like the way that Oden was running in practice and that's why he's not back. It's up to the coach who decides to put him in or not as much as it is up to the athlete to be in top form.

Besides, with the way that the Blazers played against the Spurs today they proved that they don't need Oden to win games. They can do just fine without him.

2/27/09   |   Brendanc8504

and to think, I was upset when the lottery didnt fall the celtics way so we could get this guy.

PHEW, dodged that bullet.........and if you can dodge a bullet, you can dodge a ball!

2/27/09   |   ktravisatc

What a worthless ogre!  If he was concerned with his knee he wouldn't be hampering his recovery with alcohol.  21 or not I guarantee that sun bitch has been drinking for a long, long time.  Maybe he'd be better working for Budweiser as a beer taster.  At least maybe that could be called earning your money.

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

shox13191 wrote:
honestly... i didn't realize there were people in portland let alone parties..

Thats not a party, thats the entire community.

Yup, 4 guys and one girl. Shes filthy

2/26/09   |   shox13191

honestly... i didn't realize there were people in portland let alone parties..

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

Michael_Luchies wrote:
I love Alyssa Dehann...the Michigan State basketball player in the last photo...she is the hottest 6'9 woman I have ever seen...can't believe she'd be dancing with Oden though

shes kinda cute, but she is freakishly tall. It would make me feel inadequate.. lol

2/26/09   |   Apes

i went to school with oden and from what i heard sometimes he was always at a party on weekends after a big game. hes still a kid though so you got to give him some what of a break.

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

ShagNasty wrote:
Geez.  Look at those guys he is hanging with in the first picture.  Ha ha. And I thought my friends were losers. 

again....the man is wearing a mclovin shirt, and his friend must have been to burger king hours before

2/26/09   |   ShagNasty

Geez.  Look at those guys he is hanging with in the first picture.  Ha ha. And I thought my friends were losers. 

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

Volcom_stone10 wrote:
 This is dumb, you are going to knock him for living his life? get real, he is 21, and  isn't doing drugs (which you did insinuate). 

at least someone agrees with me. Hes not bullet proof, and its prob not the smartest thing in the world he could do, but mainly because of THIS.

2/26/09   |   Chachi_Azzhola   |   2 respect

Frankie_D wrote:
That woman is fine. I'd be grinding on her too. Of course that's just me, I like to dance, party and am single.

If you don't mind the herpes lesions, I'd say sloppy seconds (or thirds, or fourths, etc) is a real possibility for you then...

2/26/09   |   Volcom_stone10

 This is dumb, you are going to knock him for living his life? get real, he is 21, and  isn't doing drugs (which you did insinuate). 

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

bdeviled11 wrote:
Well you do still have a lot of money though.  Always look for the silver lining.

hes doesnt have that much money.

Please, if his career to end short, the money he has? To quote Chris Rock.

"You could lose that money on a crazy summer and a drug habbit."

Boy needs to get his behind on the court and get down to business.

2/26/09   |   bdeviled11

daddy420 wrote:
a kid who's making a to of cash and not producing can't stay healthy and is one but ugly dude a lot of talent means nothing if your always on da bench

Well you do still have a lot of money though.  Always look for the silver lining.

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

HAHAHAHAHA.

I cant believe nobody noticed this yet. Can we just make mention of the fact that in the top picture he is wearing the McLovin shirt!?!?!?!

"How old are you McLovin?"

"Old enough"

2/26/09   |   Frankie_D   |   290 respect

That woman is fine. I'd be grinding on her too. Of course that's just me, I like to dance, party and am single.

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

wait till the mug shot comes out, then question if he parties to much....trust me, there is always a mug shot

2/26/09   |   jrcincalifornia

At least he isn't straying into Michael Phelps/Jeff Reed/Jamal Anderson/Larry Eustachy territory. Compared to the All-Stars on drunkathlete.com, Oden is a veritable choirboy.

2/26/09   |   lukey331   |   391 respect

Michael_Luchies wrote:
I love Alyssa Dehann...the Michigan State basketball player in the last photo...she is the hottest 6'9 woman I have ever seen...can't believe she'd be dancing with Oden though

I think you mean she is the only 6'9 woman you have seen.

2/26/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13163 respect

Collegiate Knee Rehabilitation!

2/26/09   |   Chachi_Azzhola   |   2 respect

Looks like if he could bump and grind with a nasty looking skank like that on the floor without fear of a case of a particularly virulent strain of the clap, he could bump and grind other centers on the Court without fear of tweaking his knee.  BTW:  There is no dignified way to dance, but really tall guys look especially dopey doing it.  Dude, you draw an NBA check, you don't have to dance to get laid.

2/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

this goes along with my comments from the Gabe Pruitt thread. Let him live his life when he is not on the court

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Heyhey1970 wrote:
After the first picture, I was worried.  It looked like his larger problem was that the parties he chose looked boring.  Love that "wine in a box," with strange humans standing around it. 

Gotta love the Franzia.  That stuff has helped many broke college students, in fact I think it's motto is actually "Got $7? Then come and get 7 of your friends hammered!".  Good to see it is not too good for a former #1 overall pick and some friends.

2/26/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Once again, Portland chose an injury prone big man over a dynamic guard. How'd that work out the last time? Jordan ended up with six rings while the only thing Bowie had six of was injuries.  Wonder how will it work out this time.

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Greg Oden, the world's next and most overpaid dirty old man.

2/26/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

After the first picture, I was worried.  It looked like his larger problem was that the parties he chose looked boring.  Love that "wine in a box," with strange humans standing around it. 

2/26/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Wow you think someone in there 70's would slow down on the drinking.

2/26/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

Michael_Luchies wrote:
I love Alyssa Dehann...the Michigan State basketball player in the last photo...she is the hottest 6'9 woman I have ever seen...can't believe she'd be dancing with Oden though

Is she your version of the "Jolly Green Giant?"

2/26/09   |   dumpsterdave6   |   1 respect

Oden has to learn that perception is reality in sports.

2/26/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

I love Alyssa Dehann...the Michigan State basketball player in the last photo...she is the hottest 6'9 woman I have ever seen...can't believe she'd be dancing with Oden though

2/26/09   |   daddy420

a kid who's making a to of cash and not producing can't stay healthy and is one but ugly dude a lot of talent means nothing if your always on da bench

2/26/09   |   Kingjames2k5

Just like everything A-rod does makes Jeter look better and better, grinding on some hot ass chic when you're injury prone just makes Kevin Durant look better and better. Oh and the plastic H-O-R-S-E (G-E-I-C-O) trophy also helps....By the way, I ran into the trophy at target, I was NOT looking to purchase some fresh $35 "Al Harrington's" kicks....

2/26/09   |   pobodys_nerfect

I'd drink a bunch too if I was as ugly as him. He got hurt grinding with that hot chick i bet.