ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It seems like a lifetime ago, but it was actually just over five years ago that there was a very real debate about who should be the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft: Kevin Durant or Greg Oden. As it turned out, Oden went first, Durant went second, and nothing has ever been the same since. Durant, obviously, turned into an all-world player, while Oden has struggled mightily with injuries.
The thought with Oden has always been if he could only get healthy and stay healthy, he was such a good player in college that he should still be able to have a productive NBA career. After all, he’s still only 25 years old, and reports the last few months have suggested that Oden was getting healthy enough to consider another comeback. The only question was, With which team would that comeback take place?
According to an ESPN.com report, Oden worked out in Indianapolis yesterday for several teams, including New Orleans, Miami and Sacramento. He also has a few other workouts scheduled for today.
But which team has the inside track on signing Oden? We might have the answer to that question, thanks to a user on Reddit.
Late yesterday afternoon, someone posted two photos on Reddit with one caption, “Look who I met today at a Chili’s In Indy.” And in the photos? Greg Oden and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
While we have to wait and see where Oden ends up, this photo could mean one of two things:
1. After Oden’s workout, Oden and the Heat got together to discuss the opportunities for Oden should he sign with the Heat.
2. There was a Chili’s close to where Oden worked out and anyone near that part of town eats there because people want their baby back, baby back, baby back ribs. (Barbecue sauce *low voice*)