--The bench rotation consisted of basically two people tonight and of the two Greg Oden was unquestionably the star. He collected 5 fouls in 12 minutes but part of that was the Blazers' attempt to make Creamed LeBron every time he penetrated. You don't want to be fouled by Oden much. Here's the deal, though. In those 12 minutes Greg got 9 rebounds plus a block and scored 7 points. He was 5-8 from the line which bolstered his scoring even though his low post moves took a step back from what we were seeing when he was in normal form before the knee thing. This game was a huge success for Greg, all things considered. He gave us just what we needed. - Dave
But that's not the whole story, or even the main story. For me, it was the statement Greg made when going back on defense, he basically ran right through Mr. Labron, like high school tuff guys in the hall, and 'Bron didn't fair well in that exchange. Greg also went hard for a block on a Labron drive where James got the better of him by out thinking Oden with the pump fake to draw the foul. Our boy looked like he was trying out there. The Mikes made mention of it.
Did any one else notice this?
What does it meen?
Is Greg getting ready to try and assert himself and wear the superstar mantle?