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That NBA Lottery Pick:
Back in 1984, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Sam Bowie with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and changed the course of history for many franchises with that selection.In an upcoming ESPN "SEC Storied" episode about his life, an excerpt from the film discusses a moment when Bowie is going in for his pre-draft medical examination and it appears that Sam might have lied about his shin pain according to this press release:"I can still remember them taking a little mallet, and when they would hit me on my left tibia, and ‘I don’t feel anything’ I would tell ‘em. But deep down inside, it was hurting. If what I did was lying and what I did was wrong, at the end of the day, when you have loved ones that have some needs, I did what any of us would have done."Since the press release came to light, Bowie addressed the comments in an interview with the Oregonian and said that the quote was taken out-of-context.At the end of the day, Portland probably should have listened to Bob Knight and in some parallel universe, we might be talking about the 90's Portland Trail Blazers as the greatest team of the decade.(Courtesy of Business Insider)
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Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers hits a game winner over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night. Video of the shot is below.
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LaMarcus Aldridge left Sunday night’s game vs. the Hornets with just 25 seconds remaining after turning his left ankle on another player’s foot. Aldridge has crutches but no protective boot on his left ankle sprain. The X-rays were negative and he says he will undergo an MRI on left ankle. “It’s hurting pretty bad, can’t really walk on it, “said Aldridge postgame.
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ROY candidates face off in PDX
The Portland Trail Blazers face off against the New Orleans Hornets to conclude the weekend, and it’s safe to say that the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year will be in the Rose Garden Sunday night.
Matchup: Portland (10-12) vs. New Orleans (5-17)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012
With Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis both...
While No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis has held his own when healthy, Damian Lillard is looking every bit like the NBA's top rookie.
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