Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/12/13
This is the part of the NBA season when casual fans ask themselves if it's worth it. Your team stinks, the effort looks weak, and you start hearing about players' vacation plans. Blazer fans open the paper to find J.J. Hickson trade talk. You feel cheated, deceived, and look for reasons to turn away from basketball. Even D-Wade and the King are sitting it out. Kobe wants a rest, but the Mamba still strikes for twenty-three in the fourth against New Orleans, then hangs forty-seven on Portland the next night. There's only one option left for Blazer fans in the final days: Fantasize, not fantasy. How would Portland Trail Blazer greats match up against the stars from multi-titled NBA teams? That's the question asked of my research staff. The following is their answer. Starting in the Western Conference, the Blazers match up with teams listed by position: The Lakers of, 1. Magic. 2. Kobe. 3. James Worthy. 4. Kareem. 5. Shaq. 6th Man, Jerry 'The Logo' West.
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