The Oden family is unbelievably talented but supremely cursed when it comes to athletics.
The most prominent member, of course, is Greg. The top overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft, Oden was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation big man. Yet a slew of injuries have sidelined Oden for the majority of his career, and he hasn't played in an NBA game in three seasons.
Oden's younger brother, Anthony, was a promising offensive lineman at Arkansas. But he was kicked off the team after his second arrest for drunk driving.
Believe it or not, there is one more relative who could have a very bright future ahead of him. Meet Joe Jones III (aka Baby Joe), Greg Oden's 13-year-old, 6-foot-6 half brother. Jones lives in Buffalo, N.Y., where he has been playing with players who are several years older than him. And Greg and Anthony aren't Baby Joe's only athletically gifted relatives. Baby Joe's father, Joe Jones Jr., played basketball at Fairmont State.
"As soon as he knows how to beat the people up down low," Jones Jr. told WIVB 4 in Buffalo, "he'll be unstoppable."
Obviously Baby Joe is still developing, and it's still way to early to tell if he'll be a star, but it's hard to argue with those bloodlines.