What happened to Greg Oden as his injury video goes viral, his story, net worth and wife

What happened to Greg Oden as his injury video goes viral, his story, net worth and wife

Here is all you need to know about American basketball star Greg Oden as his injury video goes viral including his age, career, bio and net worth

The year Greg Oden was selected first overall, ahead of Kevin Durant, he had never experienced a knee ailment before, but he was in surgery that year to repair a microtear in his right knee.

What happened to basketball player Greg Oden as his injury video goes viral, his story, net worth and wife

The center’s career was dogged by injuries from the beginning, which kept him from reaching his full potential. Oden’s situation serves as a shining example of how persistence and hard work are insufficient when good fortune has decided to desert you.

Though they never lived up to the Blazers’ expectations, LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, and Greg Oden were a very promising three in the past however, it didn’t go as it looked.

Greg played his last games with the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese League. After playing 25 games there, in October 2016 he announced his retirement at just 28 years old and Oden is now finishing his first season as Butler University’s director of basketball operations after being hired in April of last year.

Oden was hampered by a right wrist injury for his entire freshman season at Ohio State but still averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds.

In September 2007, he underwent season-ending microfracture surgery on his knee and as a result, he missed the entire 2007-08 NBA season. Although Greg returned the following year, he missed much of the season due to knee pain and his foot injury.

On Dec. 5, 2009, Greg injured his left knee and soon underwent a season-ending surgery for a fractured patella, aka the kneecap.

He had another microfracture operation on his left knee in November 2010, effectively ending his 2010-11 NBA season and after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in February 2012, the Trail Blazers decided to waive him to make room on the roster. He signed a one-year deal with the Miami Heat and officially left the league following the 2014 NBA Finals.

Who is Greg Oden?

Gregory Wayne Oden Jr is an American retired professional basketball player who was born on January 22, 1988 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. The 36-year-old stands 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) tall.

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A look at Greg Oden’s career

Oden spent one season as a college basketball player at Ohio State University, when he was named the tournament MVP and the team’s regular season and men’s basketball tournament champions in the Big Ten Conference.

In the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, Oden and the Buckeyes finished second in the tournament.

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Oden first overall on June 28, 2007, in the 2007 NBA draft. He had knee microfracture surgery in September 2007 and missed the entire NBA season of 2007–08. After recuperating, he debuted in the NBA on the opening night of 2008. The Trail Blazers waived him in March 2012 due to a lengthy history of injuries.

He played for the Miami Heat through the 2014 NBA playoffs after joining the team in August 2013, more than three years after his last NBA appearance. Oden declared in October 2016 that he was done with basketball and will not be playing in the Chinese Basketball Association after participating in the league’s 2015–16 season.

He participated in the 2018 Summer Basketball Tournament in July. In the 2019 Big3 Draft, Oden was chosen with the seventh overall pick in May of that year.

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Talking about his post-playing career, the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team hired Oden on April 12, 2016, and he was given the position of student manager while he returned to the university to complete his degree.

Oden became an athletic advisor for Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment on November 21, 2019. He began working for Butler University under Thad Matta in April 2022 as the director of basketball operations.

Greg Oden’s family

Greg Oden was born to parents Greg Oden and Sr Zoe Oden. He also has a brother named Anthony Oden.

Born: 22 January 1988 (age 36 years), Buffalo, New York, United States
NBA draft: 2007 (Round: 1 / Pick: 1)
Career start: 2007
Children: Londyn Oden
Parents: Greg Oden, Sr., Zoe Oden
Siblings: Anthony Oden
Spouse: Sabrina Oden (m. 2017)

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Greg Oden’s wife and children

Greg Oden is a married man since 2017. He is married to his wife Sabrina and welcomed a daughter one year after their marriage, in 2016.

What is Greg Oden’s net worth?

Greg Oden’s net worth is expected to be around $14 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. 

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