Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/15/12
Hola Hollywood!  That’s hello in Spanish to me and my American brethren, but for ex-Trail Blazer, current Denver Nugget, and Spanish National Basketball Team member Rudy Fernandez, it’s an ode to the acting persona the dainty Spaniard has created for himself via his style on the hardwood. I don’t miss Rudy.  Call me callous, but any affection I once had for the budding superstar we thought we were getting more than 4 years ago, flew south (or in this case, east) at the sight of nearly three years’ worth of passive, no-defense-playin’, illadvised-3-point-shootin’ basketball in Portland, and shortly following one highly publicized flop during last weekend’s Olympic Gold Medal Game. This was a player thought by many to be an intricate piece to Portland’s championship puzzle when he was acquired through a draft day trade more than 4 years ago.  He was going to thrive alongside his countryman Sergio Rodriguez (so much that said duo was dubbed the “Spanish Connection/Armada”), run the...
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