Top draft pick Greg Oden to miss rookie season with Trail Blazers

Updated: September 14, 2007, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The season-ending injury to Greg Oden dredged up a bad memory for Portland Trail Blazers fans -- that fateful draft day in 1984 when the team used the second overall pick to choose Sam Bowie instead of Michael Jordan.

Bowie proved injury-prone and Jordan proved to be, well, Jordan.

The news Thursday that the No. 1 pick in the June draft is out for the season after knee surgery brought inevitable comparisons. Should Portland have gone with Texas star Kevin Durant, ...

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