Found March 16, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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Go ahead. Say it. Tell us all how you “called this one.” Oh? No one? No one saw this coming? No one looked ahead and saw the Blazers pouring their season in to a toilet, piece by piece, and holding down the flush lever with such a force that there would be no misunderstanding their meaning? Well, in earnest, how could you? How could you have foreseen a professional sports franchise do this to themselves? And why? Why would a team do this? If you think you find yourself bewildered and beyond, just imagine how LaMarcus Aldridge must be feeling. Confused? Of course. Upset? Absolutely. Maddened with fear and resentment? You can bet every dollar his contract is worth on that one friend. The Portland Trail Blazers meticulously disbanded and discarded every meaningful piece they had built around Aldridge today, and did little to nothing to replace a single one. Head coach Nate McMillian? Fired. Forward and enforcer Gerald Wallace? Traded. Defensive leader Marcus Camby? Traded. We...
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