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Greg Oden
Greg Oden
Position: -
Born: 01/22/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:257 lbs. / 116.6 kg.
Earnings: $24,322,868 ($28,272,442*)
The big man is officially a member of the greatest alumni base in the world. Greg Oden has graduated from THE Ohio State University with a degree in sport industry. Congrats G.O.❗️

After graduating in May, Oden wants the game to still be part of him. His goal is to land a coaching job, at what level he doesn’t know. He just wants to be teaching players on the court. “I enjoy helping kids and my gift was basketball,” he said. “I think if I can teach the game to somebody who wants to use the game to see so much more of life. I mean, the game of basketball has opened up my eyes and my family and my life to so many different things. I just want to be able to give that opportunity to another kid.”
Oden, who was plagued with injuries throughout his seven years in the league before knee ailments ended his NBA career, still heard the words echo: “Greg Oden is the biggest bust in the NBA.” Failure pulsed through his body. He had so much sadness. So much disappointment. During those dark, hollow days he believed there was no way to survive other than to make all the failure and regret disappear. “You just keep on numbing yourself with alcohol,” said Oden, now 31, “trying not to think about it.”
The life of the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft had been whittled down to nothing more than a shell of an existence. Oden huddled in a dark house nearly 10 years after that triumphant moment, isolated, with alcohol-induced bulimia. Oden, then 28, would stare at the television screen, watching clips of the player drafted No. 2 behind him, Kevin Durant, now a league superstar. The tears would flow. He would watch the old NBA YouTube clips of himself, knowing he shouldn’t. He would sob.