Greg Oden can get mad

The big injured center admits he's often a very nice guy, which is often seen as something of a weakness in athletes.

But in a radio interview, Greg Oden swears he has another side that comes out sometimes on the court. For instance, when Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah dunked on him in a game earlier this year, he points out that he "ended up with 18 and 20."

Actually, he ended up with 24 and 12, but close enough. In any case, if part of his promised comeback for next season (he brushes off suggestions he may return for this year's playoffs) includes more of those cranky games, I'm sure the Blazers will be very pleased.