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Greg Oden says he’ll be remembered as NBA’s ‘biggest bust’

November 11, 2016
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Miami Heat player Greg Oden poses for photos during the team's media day in Miami. FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Miami Heat center Greg Oden shoots a free throw during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami. Oden told ESPN in an interview published online Nov. 11, 2016 that he’ll go down as the “biggest bust in NBA history.” (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Miami Heat player Greg Oden poses for photos during the team's media day in Miami. FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Miami Heat center Greg Oden shoots a free throw during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami. Oden told ESPN in an interview published online Nov. 11, 2016 that he’ll go down as the “biggest bust in NBA history.” (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Greg Oden says he’ll go down as the “biggest bust in NBA history.”

The big man tells ESPN that his playing days are over. He says he’d “love to continue playing,” but he’s not healthy.

The 7-foot-tall Oden was the top pick in the 2007 NBA draft when he went to the Portland Trail Blazers. Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant was picked second.

Oden played just 82 games over five seasons in Portland. He played in 23 games with the Miami Heat during the 2013-2014 campaign.

Oden has returned to Ohio State, where he played one season before going pro. He’s taking classes and is a student assistant coach for the Buckeyes.

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