Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  51 responses

Greg Oden’s Apology for Nude Photos

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

When photos of Greg Oden’s exposed junk hit the web yesterday, creating a firestorm for the injured big man, his management team tried taking the litigious route to have them removed from the interwebs. Naturally, that did not work at all.

So, Greg did the smart thing: he stepped up to the plate, admitted his mistake and asked for forgiveness. A tried-and-tested PR move that usually garners positive feedback.

Here are Oden’s words to the assembled media and public, courtesy of The Oregonian:

“I want to apologize to everybody, Portland, fans, the organization. It was very embarrassing. It was something that happened over a year-and-a-half ago. It was taken and sent over a year-and-a-half ago. I’m very sorry and I’m definitely embarrassed for my family and everybody around me.”

“My heart dropped. I got a phone call like around 6 a.m. this morning and I usually have pictures of me all over the internet, even when they’re not true. So when I actually got up and saw this one, it was very, very embarrassing and hurtful … It was a lady friend who I was having a relationship with. It was for her. It was definitely meant to keep private.”

Tiger Woods should perhaps take a few notes from G.O.

As for the Oden’s employer, the Portland Trailblazers will apparently “look into” the situation, and GM Kevin Pritchard said he was disappointed and embarrassed by the incident. That being said, I find it hard to imagine that Greg will face any sort of disciplinary action from the team.

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Well for all you women out there with 70 yr. old man fetishes…go ahead.

  • slamfan4life

    yeah this is nasty……….

  • mj23

    dirty old man…

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Man has that cover story I did gone wrong.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Yeah Ben, but as someone yesterday pointed out on Twitter, that cover itself looks AMAZING today: That cover line? And where the words are placed? And where the arrows are pointing? Prescient!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    And as I pointed out on Twitter yesterday…
    Who’s the biggest d*ck of the day: Paul Shirley or Greg Oden’s? Tough call.

  • ampd

    this is even funnier because he’s the last person you’d think would do this. like i expected gilbert arenas to be the one sending pictures of his “pistol”

  • Sparker

    who says he isn’t the next big thing?

  • T-Money

    shirley’s blog post was just horrific. he always struck me as a dude who thinks he’s waaayyy smarter than he is and makes sweeping generalization about everything without actually trying to get in depth with issues. no wonder he hangs out with simmons!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Umm… I don’t know what to say, well actually I do, but not on this forum. Suffice it to say, dude needs a medal not disciplinary action.

  • T-Money

    and, for the record, i think that both of them are racists. not in a sense that they hate a particular race but they truly believe that behavior and specific traits are determined by race.

  • Fat Lever

    The NBA…Where you can see our players junk happens.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    As for Shirley, ditto what T-Money said. Dude’s an idiot.


    well, thats very BIG of him…

  • T-Money

    i can only imagine what drunk fans will say to him on the road next year.

  • thecomputerdude

    Playa rule #5: Never take nude pictures of yourself for a girlfriend or wife.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    oden’s new nickname should be dr. manhattan. spread the word.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    ^or G.O.D.D.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Cheryl sure is loving the true to scaleness of Oden’s Anatomy.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ben “Nostradamus” Osborne… Way to go, Slammers.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    @chiqo. Very nice one, someone’s gotta do a photoshop of Oden nude with all white eyes

  • http://www.chicagoskyblog.wordpress.com hoopla

    I’m with Cheryl on this one…I liked the pics :-) Thank you GO for the peep show! Anyway, it would def be silly if he got disciplined by the team/league for this. Surely the embarrassment is ‘punishment’ enough lol

  • chiqo

    i suck with photoshop. someone get on that and i’ll put it on my blog and we can try to get some momentum going.

  • Tyquan

    I think I just threw up in my mouth!

  • ClydeSays

    I hope Oden’s string of rotten luck ends sometime soon…

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    We can’t call him soft anymore.

  • Tyquan

    Who the hell is Paul Shirley?

  • mj23

    Pants on the ground, pants on the ground. Lookin like a fool…Greg oden found with his pants on the ground!!!

  • T-Money

    Anton FTW

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    LMFAO @ mj23

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Wanda Sykes’ “Boobs out ya blouse, boobs out ya blouse, comin’ out the house wit yo boobs out ya blouse”…

  • luv2ball

    I don’t understand why GO can’t use that third leg he has to play on.

  • luv2ball

    Why can’t GO use that third leg he has to play on?

  • J-RO

    THey should punish him by not letting him play the rest of the season….oh wait…

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    bet the opposing centers will think twice now b4 they post up on him huh

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He must have really pissed this chick off for her to strike back like this.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    @Ben: is that the “the Next Big Thing” cover? yeah that to be one of the best unintentional comedy ever.
    or was it intentional?

  • Remo Williams

    @Allenp: he probably stopped giving it to her…..

    i just saw the pic… needs a moment to stop feeling inadequate

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    last years blazers’ slogan ‘Rise With Us’ has taken on a whole new meaning.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hilarious comments here. Laugh out loud funny.

  • badnews

    wow. you cant make this up.

  • pennydunk_1

    DMA; :D

  • Justin

    LMFAO@Anton for not being able to call him soft anymore.

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    Posters who made me laugh out loud:
    Ben Osborne
    Ryan Jones
    Best comment section ever

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Great line, Ryan.

  • lucas

    Guess the words “Oden” and “bust” have a whole new meaning now…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Wow, he TOTALLY misunderstood the news when they said that Gilbert Arena’s pulled his gun out in the locker room…he was just trying to play along.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Don’t feel too bad, he probably has to stop after 2 mins since his knees give out.

  • http://postup.redinsect.com Lemon

    NEW photo of Oden just surfaced.


    That is all.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Nice Lemon.

  • Vikturus

    Do i dare to click Lemons link while im in the office?