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Why Boo Oden?

RedsArmyAdmin December 6, 2008 Uncategorized 8 Comments

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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?

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  • Matty S.

    I certainly can’t explain it. But what bothers me more is that the Scal chants are getting louder.

  • Ryan (UNC)

    Oden has done nothing wrong to the city of Boston, but he certainly represents one of the worst times in Celtics history. Even though I think of Oden as a potential dominant big man in this league, some probably still see him as the model for the 2006-2007 Celtics that promoted losing which deserves to be booed.

  • http://www.mrsegura.com Dre

    RedsArmy should do a story on Rodney Rogers.

  • aingelives

    Any high profile pick who plays poorly most likely will get booed, not always deserved.
    To wear the No. 44 on your back is a heavy burden indeed to carry.

  • Rj

    Death to the “Scaaaaal” chant
    Why razz a player on your own team?
    Whats the reason? is it the being vastly overpaid or is it being a vastly overpaid white guy and the fact that it’s much easier to tell when he comes on the court? fair question
    Case in point … Mark Blount … is making 17 mil over the next two seasons in Miami ..yet i can’t confirm anything, but i haven’t heard of him getting razzed with boos.. there a ton of guys making money who don’t deserve it, but why Scal gets singled out is beyond me… well not really …i think its whats under the jersey ..and not whats on the paycheck that counts here
    I guess i recommend he hit the tanning bed

  • http://www.blazeoflove.com kellex

    The guy doesn’t deserve to be booed or cheered right now. You have to do “something” before you can warrant either.

  • mhcranberry

    Okay, I’ll concede that point.
    But maybe that’s the problem– he LOOKS like he’s not confident out there.
    Or maybe that’s just my perception.

  • fred

    but seriously its not like he’s that good yet to be boo’ed