Six years and three microfracture knee surgeries ago, when Greg Oden was the NBA’s freshest new face, he appeared in one of ESPN The Magazine’s more amusing television spots to tout his marketability.
“You need sophisticated, I got sophisticated,” Oden said, displaying a print advertising mock-up of “Greg” cologne, before replacing it with another for ‘Odenize’ energy drink. “Maybe a little more dynamic? I’m a chameleon. You still think a big man can’t sell?”
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