Having spent time working in Indianapolis and Columbus, OH, I’ve heard many stories about how great of a kid Greg Oden is…how he’s well grounded, intelligent and charitable. All this aside for a moment, he’s still a Buckeye so I couldn’t let this beauty pass without a quick blast. The likely NBA #1 pick made this week’s Sports Illustrated “They Said It”. He was asked about the prospect of living in the Pacific Northwest given that Seattle and Portland have the top picks:
“I know it rains a lot. I know it’s close to L.A., and I love that. I want to go to L.A. and go to the beach.”
This from a dude that spent the last year in a town named after one of the world’s greatest explorers. To put things in perspective, the beach in Miami, Florida is just about the same distance from Columbus as Los Angeles is from Seattle (around 1150 miles).