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'Frustrated' Greg Oden still long way from playing?

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08:50 AM ET 12.21 | Dwyane Wade said before the Heat's game against the Kings that Greg Oden has "gotten down" and "a little frustrated" while waiting to join the team on the court. Oden was in his business attire and inactive for the 26th consecutive game this season Friday. At the same time, Wade said Oden "has been great" and the Heat's co-captain said he was proud of Oden's patience. The Heat's reserve center, who hasn't played in a regular-season game in more than four years, went through his normal pregame routine Friday. He worked out on the court before shedding his knee brace and practice attire for a sport coat and a spot on the bench. Still, Wade's tone seemed to acknowledge the widely held belief that Oden is still a long way from being cleared to play.

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December 21, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Still Getting Paid, Bro.

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December 21, 2013  10:43 AM ET

has anyone actually heard a REASON he isn't playing?
is he hurt ? in eddy curry shape? are the heat just plain afraid of him getting hurt again?

I mean granted we are just fans -
but can we get a little info as to what's going on?

December 21, 2013  10:49 AM ET

There is no way in hell that guy is only 25 years old.

December 21, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Eddy Curry 2.0

December 21, 2013  11:08 AM ET

The funny part is that he may still get a ring like Eddy did even without playing.

The travesty is a great center like Ewing has none and those two clowns will each have one.

December 21, 2013  11:16 AM ET

"Frustrated' Greg Oden still long way from playing"...


Good thing they signed him early. Lakers would never sign an injured player too early...

Nevermind. SMH <-- at Jimmy & Kupcake

December 21, 2013  02:16 PM ET

Meanwhile the ponrr industry in Miami is thriving!!!!

December 21, 2013  02:38 PM ET

I actually feel bad for this young man. Almost any one else would have taken his money and moved on. He really seems to want to play basketball.

December 21, 2013  03:10 PM ET

So the Spurs lost out on Oden.....Really!!!

December 21, 2013  04:08 PM ET

Yes it must be very frustrating to make lots of money without working.

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December 22, 2013  01:00 AM ET

The guy's a bust. Period. I hate the Heat, so I'm enjoying it.

 
December 23, 2013  01:49 PM ET

Bum.Com

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