Now, he doesn’t suck, but what’s keeping him sitting around until March 2008 — a microfracture knee injury — does. How much worse could the NBA be feeling right now? They’re easily on par with the NFL’s crime with their own kind of cheating. The Portland Trailblazers’ ‘safe pick’ aka Greg Oden doesn’t seem so safe anymore. Surely, the Trailblazers lightning striking season isn’t going to turn any heads now either. Of course, you will get the occasional blasts from some Blazer-hatin’ sportswriters, but any extolling of good in Portland, Oregon won’t be coming from its storied NBA franchise.