Greg Oden, a former professional basketball player from the United States, has a fortune of $16 million. Portland Trail Blazers/Miami Heat player Oden is most known for his difficult career that was marred by several injuries.
Early Life of Greg Oden
Greg was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 22nd, 1988. It was at this age that he began his education at Terra Haute Middle School. His mother and brother soon moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended Lawrence North High School and played basketball. During his high school career, Oden led his team to three straight Indiana Class 4A basketball titles. Further he was also voted National Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
A wrist ailment kept Greg from playing in the first part of the 2006-07 season. But he made his collegiate debut on December 2nd, 2006, at Ohio State University. He had 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in the contest. Greg was regarded as a “once-in-a-decade player” by sports announcer Steve Kerr during that season.
Defensive Player of the Year and National Champion in 2007 are just two of Oden’s accolades during his collegiate career. Greg Oden was chosen to the All-American team by the Associated Press. Along with making him the first rookie to get this honour since 1990. When Oden finished his first year of college, he declared that he would be declaring for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Career of Greg Oden
Greg Oden was drafted first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. But had to miss his rookie season due to a knee injury. Greg missed a quarter of the 2008-09 season due to a variety of ailments. But he put up remarkable numbers in the games he did play in the following year.
Due to a broken patella, he only played in 21 of the team’s 82 games in his third season, which was disappointing. The Trail Blazers revealed in November of 2010 that Oden will miss the whole 2010-11 season due to microfracture surgery on his left knee, which was the fourth year in a row that Greg Oden could not play a complete season.
Portland cut Greg off their roster in 2012 to create way for trade additions after Oden had significant setbacks in his comeback in 2011 and 2012. Oden declared that he will not participate in the 2012-13 season so that he could concentrate on his recovery.
Greg Oden returned to the court the next season after signing with the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat made it to the NBA finals that season, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs, with Oden starting in 23 games.
Greg worked out for the following two years in the hopes of making a return in the NBA, but it never happened. China’s Jiangsu Dragons offered Oden a one-year agreement for $1.2 million on August 26, 2015. In the middle of the season, Greg walked away from the squad.
When Oden was younger, he worked as a financial consultant for Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment, a Baltimore-based organisation that specialises in assisting amateur and professional players better understand their financial situation.
Greg was charged with violence and three additional offences in August of 2014 after he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face, causing her to fall to the ground. There were no more charges brought against him because of his guilty pleas to violence with minor bodily harm. Oden and Sabrina Williams had their first child, Londyn, in September of 2016, and were married in Maui, Hawaii, on September 3, 2017.
Greg Oden bought a house in Dublin, Ohio, for $800,000 in 2017, according to reports. One half-bathroom is also included in the 5,300-square-foot residence.