Oden following in footsteps of misfortune in Portland

Originally Published: September 13, 2007
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Kevin Durant will most certainly not be the next Michael Jordan, but now we have to wonder if Greg Oden will be another Sam Bowie.

The Portland Trail Blazers, the franchise that passed on the G.O.A.T. to take the perpetually injured Bowie, now gets socked with the whammy that top draft pick Greg Oden will miss the season following microfracture knee surgery. From what we've seen of Oden, he's capable of being on an impact player on the court, especially on the defensive end. The question ...

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