Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's Oden

More than a month of drama and intrigue has left us with the expected pick. Greg Oden is the No. 1 overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Something tells me the decision did not take the full five minutes, but - for ESPN's benefit and to the dismay of my impatient colleagues - it was drawn out to that length. ESPN's feed from Portland's Draft Room showed cheering and high fives after the pick was sent to the league office.

The Sonics probably set a record for speed in phoning in their pick after the Blazers made it official.