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Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Big Man Will Sit

posted by on September 13 at 12:45 PM

In disappointing news, Greg Oden, recently acquired Pacific Northwest sports treasure and the #1 overall NBA draft pick, will likely spend his entire rookie season on the Portland Trail Blazer’s bench. Exploratory surgery today found cartilage damage in Oden’s right knee, and microfracture surgery was performed. This totally sucks. Thankfully, microfracture isn’t quite the kiss of death that it used to be (hello, Amare Stoudemire!), so we can all remain hopeful about Oden’s career.

On the bright side, this means more eyes on the #2 pick, our own Seattle Supersonic Kevin Durant.

The Sonics home opener is November 1 against the Phoenix Suns. See you there.

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Well LOOK at him. Dude's like 52 years old.

Posted by heywhatsit | September 13, 2007 1:10 PM

I love me some Supes, but this season is bittersweat. IF they do well, the owner will continue to lobby for a new publicly funded arena (hell no) and if they tank the fans won't care if they leave.

Even I have no idea who is left on the roster.

Posted by Sonic Fan | September 13, 2007 1:15 PM

Hey- the Muckleshoots might still pull the trigger on that deal. So maybe we will see them for another year before they head to Vegas.

Damn I dont wanna say it, but that injury doesnt sound good. 12 month recovery? ouch! No one is the same after that. Blazer fans were waiting for a year of domination and is not gonna happen this year. They still have my boy Brandon ( the pride of Garfield), but thats not enough to get it done. But hey maybe Oden will be like the admiral who also sat out his rookie season cuz he wanted to be play on his navy boat and came back a year later to dominate in the middle.

Posted by SeMe | September 13, 2007 1:26 PM

don't let yourself care - they're gone.

you have to laugh at the blazers, tho.

Posted by maxsolomon | September 13, 2007 2:24 PM

More eyes on us? Only the beady bloodshot eyes of Okies, looking to grab our tall black men for profit and slavery.

Posted by Frederick R | September 13, 2007 3:36 PM

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