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Oden threatens to be an All-Star


08:19 AM ET 10.11 | Greg Oden, who has taken more than his share of criticism as an injury risk in Portland, remains more than a little confident in his abilities. "When I get out there 100 percent, everybody will see what kind of player I am," Oden said in an interview with FanHouse. "When I get 100 percent and I get to improve on the court, I feel I can be an All-Star." Oden has a long way to go to get there, but it's hardly unreasonable. He doesn't turn 23 until January, there's a dearth of centers in the NBA and Oden was playing some pretty good ball before he went down Dec. 6, 2009 with a knee injury that ended last season and from which he has yet to return.


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October 11, 2010  08:22 AM ET

He must first prove he can play an entire season without injury.

October 11, 2010  08:28 AM ET

He probably could be an all star, if he just stays healthy.

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October 11, 2010  08:50 AM ET

I hate to be a centre and be drafted by the Trailblazers.

October 11, 2010  08:50 AM ET

If he were healthy, he'd be an All-Star. If I were 7 feet tall and had a combination of Howard's body, Lebron's speed, Kobe's fundamentals and KD's shot, I'd be the best ever. Some things will never happen.

October 11, 2010  08:58 AM ET

"Oden Threatens To Be An All-Star"

Is anyone afraid of his threats??? First he has to threaten to be a basketball player! Then a healthy one! Then we'll talk!

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October 11, 2010  09:24 AM ET

The title alone in this article is laughable!!!!!!

October 11, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Maybe in the D league

October 11, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Lol, This is ridiculous
How can one threaten to be an all star when he can't start or finish a season, Brah
T&R writers at thier finest I see

October 11, 2010  09:41 AM ET

Feeling overconfident, Bro?

October 11, 2010  09:43 AM ET

Duhon will be an allstar when he gets talent.

October 11, 2010  09:51 AM ET

so will darko

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October 11, 2010  10:30 AM ET

If he is injury plagued this season....forget it...put him on the bynum and yao salvage pile and move on Portland.

ill lump Manu, and Parker into that pile.

October 11, 2010  10:42 AM ET

He will be an allstars among injuries, so technically he is correct.

October 11, 2010  10:57 AM ET

ill lump Manu, and Parker into that pile.

Manu yeah.. but I wouldn't put Parker in there. He was stable until he started eating Eva's parsley. Blame the cucci.

October 11, 2010  10:58 AM ET

The day Oden makes it to the all star game is the day when Lebron goes to the Knicks.

October 11, 2010  10:58 AM ET

if, if , if....if my grandma had 4 wheels, she'd make an excellent bus.

like someone else wrote, the title alone is laughable. if anything, he should be "threatening"/hoping to play through longer periods of time without getting injured again. but first and foremost he should be focusing on returning to the court at all, seeing as he doesn't even have a timetable for that yet. all-star talk is a little premature, wouldn't you agree!?

October 11, 2010  11:06 AM ET

The day Oden makes it to the all star game is the day when Lebron goes to the Knicks.

Good cos that will never happen. Even if he wants to play for free. Leave it to me we bar him from the garden alltogether.


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