On June 28, 2007, Greg Oden rose from his seat, gave his mom a kiss, shook hands with those around him, and made his way up to meet NBA Commissioner David Stern, who just announced that he was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
When reporters inform us how long an athlete is expected to be out of action from an injury, they are reporting what they've been told. No one should base a fantasy team or bet the under on these predictions.
Greg Oden will face an uphill battle in his return to the NBA. If he is able to return to full strength, like Amar'e Stoudemire and Jason Kidd, he provides a high rate of return for the team that assumes the risk of signing such a chronically injured player.
The third race yesterday at Santa Anita featured the long shot #7 horse, Winforlin. She's a five-year-old mare who has never won. But with all the Lin-Sanity? She beat out two horses, finishing sixth. Lincompetent if you ask me.