Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/31/12
What if? It’s no secret that the Portland Trail Blazers have been through some rough situations throughout the years. Some have been out of their control, and some have been self-inflicted; but they’ve all made fans wonder what could have been if things had gone differently. ESPN recently aired their documentary “Going Big” about the Trail Blazers drafting center Sam Bowie ahead of Michael Jordan. The Blazers have had the first pick in the draft four times, and each time they’ve drafted a center. Portland has left players like Bob McAdoo, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and most recently Kevin Durant on the board, leaving fans simply asking, ‘What if?’ The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Blazers in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro/USA Today) What if Portland Won the 2000 Western Conference Finals? The Trail Blazers had one of the most talented teams in the NBA for the 1999-00 playoffs. They made it to the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lak...
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