Monday, November 3, 2008
DNA Tests Confirm, Greg Oden's body made up of Jenga pieces
A stunning revelation today out of the NBA that 2007 Number One overall pick Greg Oden, a center for the Portland Trailblazers, is actually constructed internally of building blocks from the Hasbro game Jenga. Jenga, a game that combines physical and mental skill, requires players to skillfully remove blocks from what appears to be a sturdy structure. As the blocks are removed, the structure begins to wobble with the loser being the one who causes a complete collapse of the tower. Oden, who missed all of the 2007-2008 season with a knee injury and then played just three minutes in his second crack at a rookie season before leaving with an injury, is believed to be in a rare 1 percent of Americans afflicted with this disease. Known in medical circles as "Samotis Bowieotis," it is commonly referred to as "Jenga Bones." While it is possible to resume a playing career with this condition any type of hard collision could leave the Oden tower in proverbial pieces. The Portland Trailblazers had no comment.