Looking back at the past can be humorous or just sad. For the Portland Trail Blazers, one decision will always haunt them.
Thanks to Twitter, we have easy access to the past. For its eighth birthday, the social media website gave users a way to discover any account's first tweet. Some of the results, including Portland's first tweet, are hilarious.
Being excited after getting the #1 draft pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 28, 2007
Finding a great big man is tough, so the Trail Blazers took Oden over Durant.
Oden played in a total of 82 games for Portland, and he never lived up to expectations. Durant, on the other hand, has turned into an absolute superstar. He was the 2008 NBA Rookie of the Year, and he has made five All-Star teams and won three scoring titles. He is also the front-runner to win the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player award.
The situation looked good for the Trail Blazers back in the day. Unfortunately for the organization, it didn't have a happy ending.