Just want to say that there are few things in life that make me as excited as watching others achieve their dreams. Really, that is what sports and being a fan is all about. This couldn't be more true than with a person like Greg Oden. And I say "person", because it is not just the player that Greg Oden is, and has been, but it is the character and demeanor that he has exemplified throughout his career that deserves applause. That is what makes it so hard to see players like Greg, who are presumably living their dream, a dream that we all truly wish we could live, and then have it crushed by injuries that seem to be in nobody's control. So, yes, while I write this as a Greg Oden fan, and a Blazer fan, I more write this as a fan in general, to draw attention and focus to what it is that sometimes makes players even better than their sport, better than their gift, and better than the things they achieve... but to what makes them inspirational.
Greg, you are a great player, an awesome teammate, and an inspirational person. I wish you all the best in your recovery, and the pursuit of your dreams. Thanks for letting me share in them with you.