Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Kenneth Faried is the Manimal for his relentlessness. It seems like he has a grudge against the backboard every time he goes flying in for a rebound. When he is in Portland though, the slight he feels is very very real. Back on Draft night, Faried said he believed the Blazers had told him that he would be their selection if he was available at No. 21. Instead Portland took point guard Nolan Smith from Duke and Faried fell to No. 22 where the Nuggets swooped in to take him. From there on, Faried has not bee particularly friendly toward Portland. 'I ain’t going to lie to you: I don’t like them,' Faried told Jason Quick of The Oregonian this week in Denver. 'I think it’s disrespectful what they did, got my hopes up for nothing. Every time we play them, it’s a little extra motivation for me to come out and show them what they missed.' In that game earlier this week in Portland, Faried scored only six points, hitting three of his 10 shots. He had eight rebounds ...
PLAYERS: Kenneth Faried
TEAMS: Denver Nuggets
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