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Oden Goes No. 1; Seattle on the Clock

I feel bad for Greg, kind of. Not bad like he’s homeless. But bad that everyone is crowning him the next Wilt Chamberlain. Can he afford a rough start? Will pretty good, or even kind of great, be enough?
This dude is being crowned. People are talking about championships falling out of the Portland skies.
The caliber of center that leads their team to championship is Hall of Fame. Only the greatest of all time have done so. Russell. Wilt. The Dream. Shaq. Seriously, prescendent says you have to be one of the greatest of all time to be a center and lead their team to a title. Wilt, perhaps the greatest ever, won one.
There have been several good to great centers who haven’t — including Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Artist Gilmore.
For Oden, to be less than one of the best ever is to be a bust.

Marcus Thompson