As you might have noticed, all opinion and analysis about Greg Oden and his injury that has been on this site over the last 72 hours has been handled by Dave. Until this post, I've tried to stick as strongly to "just the facts" in my writing about Greg Oden as possible, as it is incredibly tricky balancing news-reporting and opinion/analysis. I've approached this line cautiously over the last three days out of respect for Greg Oden and the story itself.
With that said, Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton and I are back with a extra-long (68 minutes) episode of The Dontonio Wingcast, unlike any we've done before...
- I give a step-by-step, start-to-finish, behind-the-scenes recollection of Saturday night: Greg Oden's injury itself, breaking news, covering the story, the writers and photographers, the team personnel, reactions from the players, coaches, management and owners, and interactions with all sorts of personalities -- from Brandon Roy to Tom Penn, and others -- along the way. Everything that I haven't written -- or haven't been able to bring myself to write -- comes out in the first 40 to 45 minutes of this podcast.
- Kevin Pelton leads a discussion of the media reaction to the injury and we question whether ethical boundaries were broached by certain writers. KP2 also provides an in-depth comparative analysis of Oden's injury and we discuss in detail the upcoming rehabilitation process that Oden faces.
- We announce the winner of the Kevin Pelton All Stars contest. Thank you to everyone that sent in a contest entry. They were all fabulous. The winner gets a copy of KP2's book. Grab yours for the holidays.
Profanity notice: My foul mouth gets the better of me two or three times in this podcast and I drop a few choice words that aren't suitable for your pre-teen. My bad. You've been warned. Also, I've been under the weather this week so sorry in advance for my sniffles.
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