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In professional sports there are athletes who are prone to injury and then there are the tragic cases, men and women so susceptible to the whims of anatomical disaster that their careers take on the air of instruction, like they’ve been chosen by unseen forces to be the embodiments of the coldest lessons the universe has to teach us: that this is all passing, that we will fall apart, that we will all cease to be. What other explanation could there be for a man like Greg Oden, the former first pick of the NBA draft whose short, much-anticipated career consisted almost entirely of knee surgeries and months spent sitting on benches, watching other men play basketball, before limping to its inevitable end? Why would nature or God or the universe create such a near-perfect physical specimen only to break that specimen apart every chance they had? What did the ancestors of those athletes do for them to deserve such a fate, what witch in the woods did they disrespect, what kind of curse did they bring down upon themselves and their future generations?
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