i saw him play a game on tv vs. a team from st. louis and he stunk. anyway, he's friends with my oldest stepdaughter and his younger brother( who is like 6'8" or so) visited my house earlier this year to see my other stepdaughter's friend.
no doubt that oden is an athlete...but he definatley will not be the next big thing he isn't really what the NBA is looking for right now they are looking for big men with the ability to face up and stick the three i.e. Kevin Durant. Oden is a traditional back to the basket center those skills just don't measure up in the NBA there are so many great athletes with great leaping ability...it will be a block party