The Portland Trail Blazers Greg Oden is DONE for the season!
Again. And again. And again. And again.
Oden (who was the No. 1 overall pick) in the 2007 draft (ahead of Kevin Durant) will have season-ending knee surgery for the 4th consecutive year. He has played in a grand total of 82 games since being selected No. 1 overall 4 seasons ago. In other words, the equivalent of one season in a four season span.
Here's a breakdown of Oden's career games played:
2007-2008 - 0 games (had surgery in his right knee; missed entire season)
2008-2009 - 61 games (had season-ending knee surgery)
2009-2010 - 21 games (had season ending knee surgery)
2010-2011 - 0 games (will undergo season-ending knee surgery; miss entire season)
I guess for Oden we can say, "It's deja vu all over again" in the most negative of ways.
It's spooky because as I prepared to write this post, I remembered the post I wrote on Oden last year when his season came crashing down, The Agony Of Greg Oden, and how eerily similar his bad luck has been.
So I said to myself, why rewrite the same thoughts? Just post a link to last year's post because the story is exactly the same. Talk about spooky.
There is no question Oden's saga is the EPITOME of Deja Vu.
I guess sometimes facts are stranger than fiction. Amazing!
My post on December 9, 2009: The Agony Of Greg Oden