After His Nude Photos Leaked Onto The Internet, Greg Oden’s Agent Received “Numerous” Calls From Porn Companies

  • Dan Fogarty

Let’s quickly run down the things Greg Oden is known for:

– Dominant college player.

– #1 overall draft pick.

– Injury-riddled NBA bust.

– Huge dong.

We learned of the first three just by watching him play, and then learned the last one when nude photos of Oden were leaked onto the internet in 2010. (Following the release of the photos, there were few survivors. Those that did live, like Jason Whitlock, felt compelled to write entire columns about the penis they had just seen — I’m not joking, that actually happened.)

Now, in a new interview with Mark Titus for Grantland, Oden opens up about the photos, and talks about how they made him want to stay inside forever.

After those pictures hit the Internet, Greg says he locked himself in his house for three straight days until Portland personnel knocked on his door and essentially dragged him to the gym for rehab. Going forward, he found it difficult to show his face in public, assuming everyone was thinking about the pictures and laughing to themselves.

He then offers his rationalization for sending the photos. It’s a pretty good¬†rationalization.

“I wish it wouldn’t have happened,” he said. “But I’m not going to apologize for it. After all, I’m human and there are worse things that 21-year-olds could do. I just got caught up with women throwing themselves at me. When a girl sends me 100 pictures, I have to send something back every now and then. I’m not an asshole.”

Finally, in the footnotes, we find out it wasn’t all bad.

According to him, numerous porn companies called his agent and made offers after they saw the pictures.

Oden, being shy and introverted, never called back.

For all of those good things, though — great college career, #1 pick, big dangly parts — the main takeaway from the interview is that Greg Oden is sad. Keep in mind, this is a guy who has had three microfracture surgeries and once had this Onion article written about him. His professional life, up to this point, has been unimaginably¬†frustrating — seriously, can you imagine rehabbing your knee for months, only to injure it again, then have this happen two more times? No God-given tool(s) can change that.

[Grantland]