Adding alcoholism and ANOTHER missed season to Oden's woes
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  1. postedbailblazers
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    Posted 05/10/2012 12:12 PM

    Oden's biggest problem may not have been the Portland medical staff. 

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2012-05-09/greg-oden-grantland-interview-mark-titus-alcohol-comeback-portland-trail-blazers

    This news officially makes the decision to cut him a good one.  I don't think there is much room for argument now.  The negativity surrounding this guy, whether it was his fault or not, has been such a BUZZ-KILL.  The distractions we have sustained from Oden have been a major contributing factor to the state we're in now.  It appears that there was no end to it either.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 05/10/2012 4:01 PM

    To be fair, drinking a lot as a 20-year-old with a lot of money and becoming an alcoholic are two very different things. When a guy with a dry sense of humor says, "I was pretty much an alcoholic," it's not his first of 12 steps to getting sober: he never had an addiction to begin with. This whole thing sounds like some gossip columnist trying to stir the pot in an already negative situation. If anything, the actual quotes from Greg make him sound like a more genuine and stand-up guy than most of the superstars in this league. That being said, I'm just fine with his era ending in Portland. I don't even care if he blows up for another franchise. I was done with waiting for half the roster to meet its potential.
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