Greg Oden steps into the “Kobe system” has Orthokine procedure

By now, you’ve heard the story of Greg Oden’s derailed NBA career several times. The center is now turing to the “Kobe system” to help get his knees back in NBA shape. Oden has received the same surgery that Lakers Kobe Bryant and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez utilized last year.

After four knee surgies, including one most recently in February, Oden is turning to Orthokine – “the procedure where doctors take the patient’s blood, spinning it in a centrifuge, making a serum and then inject it into the knee. Which works to stop inflammation and reduce pain and cartilage damage.”

Oden is currently rehabbing at the sports performance division of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. He’s also enrolled in summer school at Ohio State, where he played for one season before turning pro.

 It’s been mentioned that once Oden finishes rehabbing his knee, he’d love to join the “Big 3” down in Miami as a back up. Problem is, will there be a “Big 3” in Miami if there’s no title in June?