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In the shadows of the night, keeping a watchful eye over the city, protecting the innocent and striking fear in the hearts of criminals he stands ready.
Now if you are thinking this reminds you of a superhero you are right and Blazers' Nicolas Batum may be that hero.
Batum has been given the nickname "Batman" seeing how his name sounds like the iconic hero but perhaps he really is "The Dark Knight" patrolling the street of Portland.
In the video below, Batum is seen carrying on in Portland, looking like "Bruce Wayne" complete with flashy car, when someone accidently knocks coffee on his white shirt. Needing a change of shirt after shrinking it in the dryer, Batum is given a case where his other uniform is given to him and no, I am not talking about his Blazers jersey.
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The Portland Trail Blazers have been around since 1970 when they became an expansion team. Since then some of the NBA’s greatest talents have called Rip City home and donned the Blazer Uniform. Here are the top 5 Portland Trail Blazers of all-time.
5. Brandon Roy (The Natural)- Even though he only played for five seasons Brandon was the most productive Blazer for the last...
Tops in Rip City history
After what for many was a “ho-hum” NBA All-Star weekend, we quickly jump into our Marty McFly DeLorean to refresh our memories of how the Portland Trail Blazers have fared over the years.
LaMarcus Aldridge has been the latest Blazer to find his name on the Western Conference ASG roster, however despite his elite level of play during the regular season...
Heading in to the All-Star break—and the unofficial halfway point of the year0151the Portland Trail Blazers found themselves trending in the wrong direction. They had lost three straight games, were witnessing their record continue to fall below .500 and had seemingly lost some of the mojo that had them in the improbable hunt for the playoffs.
With trips to Miami and...
To trade J.J. Hickson or not, that is the $7.6 million dollar question that the Portland Trail Blazers face as today's NBA trade deadline approaches.
As of noon today, NBA teams will essentially be stuck with the rosters they have until free agency and the draft this summer. The NBA rumor mill has been relatively quiet heading into this year’s deadline, with Atlanta'...
We are now 53 games into the season and the Blazers (25-28) are sitting in the 9th spot in the West. That puts them 3 games behind Houston for the coveted 8th seed. At a glance, it’s easy to look at their current 5-game losing streak and sub .500 winning percentage and conclude that the Blazers are a bad team. Then you might find yourself tossing and turning at night with nightmares...
The former number one overall pick, Greg Oden, will not sign a deal during the season this year. He had previously said that he did not want to attempt a comeback this season, but he would come back at some point. It looks like that point will be this summer after the season.Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports says Oden's agent confirmed the plans. Oden ha already drawn some...
A new start
The Portland Trail Blazers entered All-Star Weekend on one of their worst cold streaks of the season, but after a few days rest, a fresh start could be just what the team needs.
Matchup: Portland (25-28) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-36)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It’s time to make a push at the playoffs, and it begins with Tuesday...
The festivities and hoopla surrounding the NBA All-Star Game have come and gone. It is now time for the Portland Trail Blazers to make the best of the 29 games remaining on the regular season schedule. Not to sound somber, as the Blazers are just three games back of the eighth position in the Western Conference, currently held by the Houston Rockets. They still have a fighting chance...
It's the NBA trade deadline today, and many local fans are wondering if the Portland Trail Blazers will be making a move, and what those moves or the lack thereof will do to change the current build of the team. The chances of a move being made appear to be 50/50, based on what you may have heard.
50/50 is an interesting probability, especially with regard to the Blazers...