Shopping with Oden
When it comes to celebrities, we as a society disect every aspect of their life. What they wear. Who they date. Where they shop? So it was with no shame that this story was thrown on our desks and we immediatley had to report. The witness asked that his real name not be used. He just wanted to go by “Malone”
“I was walking home on Thursday, April 3rd. It was around 10:30 at night. The Blazers had just lost to the Lakers , so i was feeling a little pissed. As I made my way up SW 10th avenue past the Art Museum, I realized that I needed to buy a few things at the Safeway. I went inside, grabbed a basket, and proceeded to peruse the aisles. As I turned the corner, into the frozen foods section, I noticed a large shadow had enveloped me. I looked up and found myself face to face with none other then Greg Oden. Now I don’t need to tell you how remarkable the size is of this soon to be Hall of Famer, but being up close and personal was a leeetle bit different than seeing him on TV. It took me a few moments to remind myself not to stare. I stepped back, nodded, and side stepped Mr. Oden. As I passed him, it occured to me: What do 7 foot NBA centers shop for at Safeway. I hurridley glanced into his basket and was suprised to see nothing but Crystal Light bottles, some water and a Wok. Could this multi-millionaire really have nothing more than the bare essentials. Then It dawned on me. He’s still only twenty. When I was twenty, I lived off nothing but a packet of Top Ramen a day. I went on with my shopping and eventually checked out. Mr Oden was getting into his brand new Candy Apple Truck. I waved, knowing we’d meet again.”
Remarkable. This brief encounter with a Greg made us here at BazersOG curious. What other incidents are there of random fan interaction. Did you bump into Clyde at the Ringside. Did you stop Rasheed for possesion of Marijuana. Let us know!