I'm copying this from a comment I made in the front page thread:
That was post-Clyde. Despite being from Oregon. Despite the fact that my best friends were Blazers fans.
I was a 100% Bulls fan. 100% MJ fan. Even after MJ retired the second time, and came back with the Wiz, I still followed the Bulls, when I followed the NBA.
Greg Oden brought me back to the NBA, to basketball. Greg Oden made me a Blazers fan, for the first time in my life. I miss seeing the big guy play, and I hope he makes it back to the NBA. Good luck, Greg.