Greg Oden and Roy Hibbert: Waking the Giants

Posted: 25th October 2009 by James Wong in NBA
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Looking at the featured photograph of this article should remind you of the college battles between Indiana's Roy Hibbert and Portland's Greg Oden, two seven-foot giants who played for Georgetown and Ohio State earlier this decade. Both were first-round picks in highly regarded draft classes and both have yet to reach their full potential. Yet while Hibbert was drafted 17th and Oden first overall, they now have the same task set before them: reviving a forgotten era of true centers.á These two men, aged 21 and 22 respectively, standing 7'0" and 7'2", will not have an easy road to travel. After the glory days of the '90s, we have seen a true scarcity of dominant pivot men, as the skills and talents of Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon and David "The Admiral" Robinson have not been duplicated by ...

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