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when I has in high school we had a big man

he was a giant and every sport wanted him.....well not soccer, but every real sport. He was six seven( thats a giant in north Idaho) and could barely walk, but he was six seven dammit! He played basketball, and he played football, but never really had the coordination to excel in those sports....that was until his body finished maturing and he was finally able to wield his god given gifts. He ended up getting a football scholarship and had an opportunity to play in the pros, but he didn't have the passion for the game to put in the work. My point is that Oden is 21, and he is still developing as a man. These injuries could very well be a function of a still maturing man playing a very punishing game. Big men in general have a lot of injuries to contend with, and there are few men of oden's size that make it through a full NBA season. especially, young big men. Bynum, Bogut, Blatch, Haywood, Nene, Cambie, Curry, illgauskas, Yao,  to name a few. All had injury problems early in their carrier, and MOST were able to come back and be productive. It is the exception( howard, O' neal , Robinson, end of list) for big, back to the basket centers to stay healthy, not the rule. Now, obviously this is starting to become a scary trend with Oden, but there is the possibility that he is just one of many bigs that has to go through some growing pains before he can trasform into the unstoppable wrecking ball we all need him to be.

Keep you head up greg, your not the only one.

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