It was one of the most peculiar things I’ve seen in a while at the Garden. I was sitting in the section directly behind the basket near the Blazers’ bench. So when they were introduced… Greg Oden was right there.
And when Oden was introduced… he was booed. Then we he sat after fouling out… he got razzed with the “OOOO- DEN… OOOOO – DEN” chants.
But… why? I know he’s on the other team so it’s not like we’re gonna cheer the guy. But I am thoroughly confused by the booing.
What did he ever do? Did he fix the lottery? Secretly remove the Celtics ping pong balls? And wasn’t losing the lottery ultimately the BEST thing that happened to this team? If we had won, there’d be no KG or Ray (presumably). And Oden was always gracious about possibly joining the C’s.
I’m at a loss. Can anyone explain why he’d be such a target?