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 1/2 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.