Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 3/5/12
Like a lot of us, I watched the Miami Heat conduct a clinic on NBA basketball using the Blazers as guinea pigs. The only thing missing from what amounted to an execution was a cigarette and a blindfold. And Chris Bosh wasn’t even in town. The Blazers aren’t the only team to be surgically disassembled by the Heat. It’s just that I can’t shake the feeling that Portland’s saddled with the Pacific Northwest’s version of the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers are less a team than a disorganized collection of talented, unmotivated players going through the motions. There’s no consistency, no emotion, no motivation, and, worst of all, no passion. I’ll refrain from the “Geez, these guys are making millions….” argument, if only because it’s too easy.  So far this season, I’ve paid $110 for two seats at two different games on the Rose Garden 200 level. On both nights, I saw more passion and hustle from the guy stalking the aisles selling cotton candy. I understand that this is an unusual and
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