Some love him, some hate him, but Bill Simmons "The Sports Guy" is one of the most widely read sports columnists out there. He singlehandedly keeps page 2 on ESPN afloat, writes for ESPN magazine, has a podcast, and is both beloved and hated in the blogging community.
This morning he wrote a piece about Greg Oden. The jist of the article is that with great centers you can usually tell by first appearances how they will turn out. Bill was underwhelmed by Greg to say the least. He goes on to discuss how the league NEEDS Greg to be good because of his personality and his one of a kind talent, but just doesn't think his body will let him do it.
Here is the article: Story on Oden
What do you think?
I tend to agree that his body doesnt seem to be built for the long haul, but I truly believe that the kids work ethic and desire to be good will allow him to excel in the NBA. Many players with far less athleticism have become great. I think we should keep hopes high and continue to hope for the best, but at the least, Simmons DOES have a point.