Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 3/13/13
Just a few nights ago the Portland Trail Blazers had their way with the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs. But once again the Blazers have fallen into a rut of losing close games to teams they should beat. Sunday they lost by two to New Orleans and last evening falling by five points to the Memphis Grizzlies. This season is a littered with games in which Portland could have or should have won. There is of course a part of me, that as a fan, I get frustrated with the losses. But I aim to be level headed in my fandom. What keeps me grounded in this season of sputtering, false starts and short finishes is the belief that the future is bright. Despite my optimism and confidence that playing time for the young players this season will pay dividends in the future, I do have concerns. I wonder if leadership could become a problem. The Blazers have multiple players that lead by example and seem to do things the right way. Yet no one currently on the team, besides Wesley...
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