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Greg Oden swats a shot from LeBron James into the stands (VIDEO)

Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Greg Oden has chosen to make his NBA comeback with the Miami Heat next season.

If things get too hectic for Oden in the Heat locker room, or LeBron James tries to invoke some good-natured hazing upon his new teammate, all Oden needs to do is point the league MVP to this highlight from a few years back, where he can be seen swatting a shot from James into the stands.

Help-side blocked shots aren’t normally too much to get excited about, as the offensive player usually has no idea that another defender is in a position to rotate over and provide the requisite help. But this one in particular might help Oden in his new situation, considering the fact that he hasn’t graced an NBA roster since the end of the 2010 season.

[via Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld]

  1. jagsfanfromtx956 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Now just imagine what he’ll do to Paul George, deron, Williams, Derrick rose, or any other flimsy player. Feel sorry for everyone trying to start a legacy while Lebron is playing haha it’s like mj all over again

    • genuine30096 - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      That was before all the knee ailments. Who knows what he can do now. Better yet, given his recent history, who knows HOW LONG he will be able to do anything remotely similiar to that. So don’t get overly excited just yet. He haven’t played ONE game.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    First off, I take no responsibility for anything LeBron related prior to July 8, 2010.

    Secondly, I’m a serious lifelong Dolphins fan (hence the 1972waaalongtimeago name), it’s the night before the Dolphins preseason opener, and today I watched Game 6 on NBA TV and Oden highlights on Youtube. Times have changed

    • miamatt - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Seriously. At one of football’s most exciting, minute-to-minute practice-update times of the year, I am reading about the Lou Amundson sweepstakes on PBT before moving on to football. The Heat have come through with championships at a time when the rest of the Miami sports landscape lie in ruin. That, along with the spectacle that the Miami Heat are to watch as well as the national notoriety, leaves little doubt in my mind that these Heat teams will occupy the same space in Miami fans’ hearts as those Dolphins from long ago. Hell, 40 years from now, on a future sports message board, there just might be a @2012wasalongtimeago musing on the Miami Bio-Dolphins upcoming synthetic football league season…

      I am excited to watch the Dolphins, though. The past ten+ years have dulled the thrill of a new football season a bit for me, but I think there is at least a chance that they got the coach and QB right. Still, I never would have imagined that a time would come when I wasn’t 100% certain football was my favorite sport. Thrilling.

  3. mrpowers88 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    I’m surprised Nike allowed this on youtube

    • cantonbound13 - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      LeBron’s people are working hard to remove and or edit the video.

  4. jssgriffi - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Why can’t you guys figure out the video playback on this app??????? Wtf

    • abchome - Aug 4, 2013 at 4:31 AM

      I always wonder why people would install “app” of any website. Aren’t there web browsers? Why would a website need an “app”, or programming permissions not allowed in webpages, to present its content?

  5. papichulo55 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    @abchome, most web pages are designed for point-and-click navigation, using the Mouse. Apps that are designed to navigate using Touch works better for people with Touchscreens. Ultimately, web pages will be redesigned to optimize Touch, as the Mouse is on its way to the deactivated list.

    • hannsta - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      Dont bet on the mouse being outdated for a while, until the average clumsy finger has near the precision a mouse does, Ill take a mouse for anything but web browsing.

    • abchome - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      I honestly don’t see it. You can left click (tap), you can right click (tap + hold), you can drag (tap + hold + move), and you can also scroll and zoom… what else you need for web browsing? And websites can always make a mobile version to optimize touchscreen experience.

      “app” for the like of online shopping etc is understandable, but “app” for ordinary website is head scratching. It’s like during the late 90 and early 2000 when everyone is obsessed with dot com. Imagine installing an “app” for each of the website in your bookmarks/favorites…

  6. hannsta - Aug 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Im taking my crutches to South Beach.

  7. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    As legend has it, that was the last time Bigfoo… Greg Oden was observed on a basketball court.

  8. jasonatomic - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Keep it swingin’, Greg, keep that hog swingin’.

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