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Greg Oden Dances with Miami Heat's Eastern Conference Championship Trophy

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Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistMay 31, 2014

Greg Oden's NBA career has been filled with plenty of trials and tribulations. Sure, being picked No. 1 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers makes him the very definition of a draft bust, but he's also had to fight through an endless stream of knee injuries. 

Friday night, it may all have been worth it.

Oden got to dance with a trophy celebrating the victory over the Indiana Pacers, one that came in a 117-92 rout and allowed the Miami Heat to advance to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive season:

Oden, who had his work cut out for him to even make it back into the NBA, did more than just play basketball. He managed to stick on the Miami roster throughout the 2013-14 season, and he earned the right to dance to his heart's content after playing five minutes in garbage time of the game that clinched the Eastern Conference Finals. 

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