Thursday, June 14, 2007


I've been thinking about the right way to address this whole Oden vs Durant debate, but the question should probably be asked of whether or not it's even worth debating. Kevin Durant is a marvelous player and is going to be an elite scorer in this league for many years, but these facts are undeniable:

Tim Duncan: about to win his 4th title.
Shaq: 4 titles.
The Dream: 2 titles

Kareem, Parrish, Walton, the list goes on and on. The only elite center I can come up with that didn't win a championship is Patrick Ewing and he had to deal with the greatest player of all time in his conference and when he did make the Finals they played against The Dream and one of them obviously has to lose.

So why is this even a debate? If you want to win a championship, Greg Oden is the guy you take with this pick. I'd go so far as to say that anyone who honks twice at that billboard over by the Rose Garden should be immediately pulled over on suspicion of DUI.

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