All of the honking actually blew out Greg Oden's eardrums.
"I'm happier than I have been in years now that I made this decision to move on from traditional basketball and focus on a career in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association," said Oden before boing under the knife. "I am excited for a fresh start as an athlete."
Oden says he made the decision because he was tired of sitting on the sidelines during his athletic prime.
"I'm 24 years-old now. I've barely played in a game since I was 21," he said. "And there is no end in sight to the surgeries. But on the wheelchair court I can immediately utilize my strength, arm length and shooting touch. It was an easy decision for me."
While Oden went into surgery in a positive mood, doctors dread telling him what they found during the dual amputation.
Even TMZ probably wouldn't refer to Greg Oden as a "star".
November 19, 2010 Column
Tweet of the Week
Lebron's iPhone Auto-Correct is Set for Greg Oden Jokes
From @KingJames AKA Miami Heat forward Lebron James
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It's definitely better than this game, which never even made it into stores:
Chances are he dislocates his shoulder taking that shirt off.
Tommy John isn't the only athlete with a surgery named after him.
Here are a few others.