One thousand, five hundred and three days. Two hundred and fourteen weeks. Thirty-six thousand and seventy-two hours. Two million, one hunrdred and sixty-four thousand, three hundred and twenty minutes.
All of that is how long it has been since Greg Oden played in an official NBA regular season game.
And for the first time since Dec. 5, 2009, Oden checked in and wouldn't you know it, on his first touch finished a dunk.
Oden's first action came Wednesday with 6:03 left in the second quarter against the Wizards as he was made active for the first time. It was almost the same situation as when Oden checked in during the preseason, finishing a dunk with his first touch.
Oden played five minutes in his first stint on the court, scoring six points (including two dunks) and two rebounds. If he's getting back his health, he's a complete game-changer in the championship race.
But more importantly than that, he's playing basketball again. Which is just great news.