Sam Bowie feels Greg Oden's pain

Originally Published: September 14, 2007
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Sam Bowie has never met Greg Oden.

"But there's not a bigger Greg Oden fan in the world than Sam Bowie," Bowie said by phone Friday.

Bowie was already rooting for Oden as "a fellow big man" drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers, but the link between them became permanent this week when Oden was unexpectedly forced to undergo microfracture surgery on his right knee, meaning that the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft likely will miss his entire rookie season.


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