I think that it is too soon to call Greg Oden a bust. He could, one day, become a very productive basketball player. Fragility is a problem, and now, so is his judgement:
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is apologizing for nude photos that have surfaced on the internet.
Oden says the pictures, taken with his cell phone and sent to a former girlfriend, were taken about 1½ years ago. A friend told the 21-year-old Tuesday morning that the pictures were making the rounds on the internet.
“I would like to apologize to everybody: Portland, the fans, the organization,” Oden told reporters at the Blazers practice facility. “It was very embarrassing.”
Oden was known to have certain issues back when he was drafted. The photo above, which is just clowning around, was taken in 2007.
Look, no matter what happens--nude photos of everyone surface on the Internet. God, there are some wild ones of me floating around out there. I have accidentally gotten nude in front of numerous surveillance cameras because I do like to swim in the nude and the Comfort Suites is really an uptight establishment anyway.