The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is apologizing for nude photos that have surfaced on the internet.
Oden says the pictures, taken with his cell phone and sent to a former girlfriend, were taken about 1 years ago. A friend told the 21-year-old Tuesday morning that the pictures were making the rounds on the internet.
“I would like to apologize to everybody: Portland, the fans, the organization,” Oden told reporters at the Blazers practice facility. “It was very embarrassing.”
Oden is out for this season after fracturing his left kneecap during a game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 5. He averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds in 21 starts.
The 7-foot-center was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of Ohio State. He missed his rookie season after have microfracture surgery on his right knee.
Oden later told a local radio station: “Those pictures were taken and sent over a year and a half ago. I’ve definitely grown since then.” (linked here)
Nice way to sum it up.
Any reporter who has been in a locker room isn’t fazed by this, but apparently, the rest of the world is when it’s delivered on the Internet machine.
Smell it Feel it See it for yourself if you must (linked here)