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Damian Lillard is having a tremendous rookie season for the Portland Trail Blazers, but it’s his off-the-field antics that are providing more entertainment for NBA fans.
After a trip to Washington, D.C. last week to play the Wizards, Lillard tweeted that he liked the city, but he was scared of all the historic statues that litter the nation’s capital. When reached for further comment by the USA Today, Lillard clarified his fear.
“I’ve always been scared of historic stuff like that, Lillard explained. “If I see statues of Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. — all that stuff kind of gives me a funny feeling.”
Lillard says that his fear stems from a visit to a wax museum two years ago, when he was playing with Weber State.
“The last room was Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln — all these big-time historic people, and it looked just like them,” he said. “They had music playing in the room to set the mood, and it jus...
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Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard tweeted that while he enjoyed a visit to Washington D.C. and would like to return, the "historic statues" there frighten him.
Not looking good
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their first four games of their seven-game road trip, and a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics won’t give them momentum heading into their contest with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Matchup: Portland (6-10) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (4-12)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Time: 4:30 PM PT
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Blazers are in trouble...
PDX on a slippery slope
The Portland Trail Blazers have begun their seven-game road trip with three straight losses, but the worst part is that each and every one of their opponents was considered beatable heading into the East Coast swing.
Matchup: Portland (6-9) @ Boston Celtics (8-7)
Venue: TD Garden
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Coming off a loss to the only...
With LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trailblazers coming into Boston, The Oregonian posted an interesting article about the matchup: Does Garnett’s style of play, and irritation, bring out the best in Aldridge? Can I quickly dispel this and say no?
According to article, Aldridge has a list of people who really bring out the aggravation in him. Guys like A’mare Stoudemire,...
CLEVELAND -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had a close miss at the end of the first overtime period. He wasn't about to be denied given a second chance. Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining propelled Portland to a 118-117 win over Cleveland in double overtime Saturday before 16,624 at Quicken Loans Arena. Batum's 12-footer at the end of overtime...
Portland continues East Coast slide
The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards
When: 7:00 ET, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where: Verizon Center (Washington D.C.)
Officials: Derrick Stafford, David Guthrie, James Williams
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of...
Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland's bench...
In an industry that is still heavily dominated by men, its always a little disheartening to see a high-ranking female executive leave a position. But such is the case for Portland Trailblazers Executive VP and COO Sarah Mensah.
Mensah, who had been with the Blazers for the last 19 years, recently tendered her resignation, according to the Portland Business Journal.
While it hasn...
It’s finally happened. The Wizards have won their first game of the NBA season. Following 12 straight losses, Washington beat the the Portland Trailblazers 84-82 on Wednesday night. Injured point guard John Wall was so happy about the Wizards first win that he posted this photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Bow-tie coolin [...]
The Portland Trail Blazers already have fallen to the NBA's worst team and suffered a pair of double-digit defeats during their disaster of a road trip.
After a thrilling victory, it doesn't appear the Cleveland Cavaliers will make things any easier for them.
Slumping Portland looks to get back on track by beating Cleveland for the fourth straight time Saturday night.
Part of you has to feel bad for Blazers fans. The team is just bad. How bad? Some of the worst teams in the league look forward to playing Portland so they can get a win. *cough*Washington*cough*
They should get some sympathy because it wasn't so long ago the Celtics were a laughing stock even though they had plenty of talent on paper. Needless to say, there was not a whole...
CLEVELAND -- Portland forward Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with :00.2 remaining propelled the Trail Blazers to an 118-117 double overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Batum's 12-footer at the end of overtime was overruled by a video replay. He came back with a vengeance in the second OT. He fired in 22 points, including 3...
Trail Blazers 78 – Celtics 96 No Rondo. No problem. In the first of two games without their suspended All-Star point guard, the Celtics cruised to an easy home victory, 78-96, Friday night over a hapless Portland Trail Blazers team. Boston got off to a strong start thanks to the play of their guards, Jason [...]
Portland Trail Blazers 78, Boston Celtics 96 - FINAL - November 30, 2012
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