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Sam Bowie now admits he was not completely honest about the pain in his legs in the lead-up to the 1984 NBA draft, if that makes you feel any better, Portland Trail Blazers fans.
No, we didn’t think it would.
Bowie, the 7-foot-1 center out of Kentucky who was infamously taken one spot ahead of Michael Jordan, is the subject of an upcoming ESPN documentary to which Yahoo! Sports was given a sneak peak. Bowie’s promising rookie season, when he averaged 10.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 76 games, was followed by an injury-plagued 10-year career that ended in 1995.
Bowie makes a number of startling admissions in the documentary, according to Yahoo, such as the defeatist feeling that as he watched Hakeem Olajuwon and Jordan get selected on draft night, he knew “deep down inside I physically wasn’t what these guys were.” That would have been irrelevant, of course, if the Blazers had known about Bowie’s leg ailments.
“I can still remember them taking a little mallet, and when the...
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Former Portland Trail Blazers center Sam Bowie is one of the most infamous draft picks in NBA history. Bowie was a star at Kentucky, and Portland selected him with the second overall pick in the 1984 draft. Michael Jordan was then selected third overall by the Chicago Bulls.
The Blazers passed on Jordan because they already had Clyde Drexler, but had they known everything about Bowie...
How great can LA be?
Every NBA player has a ceiling, and it’s possible that the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge has hit his in his seventh season.
At 27 years old, LaMarcus Aldridge is the go-to option on his team, he’s a solid 20-points-per-game player and he is one of the best power forwards in the entire league. The question is, can he get even better?
Sam Bowie resents the fact that he is being accused of lying to the Portland Trail Blazers about the extent of his knee injury. Earlier this week, word surfaced that Bowie admitted in a documentary — which will air later this month on ESPNU — that he told doctors he didn’t feel anything when they tested his knee. However, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft said it...
The 7’1″ Sam Bowie had some pretty good years in the NBA, but he will be remembered by many as the player taken ahead of Michael Jordan.
Bowie was taken in between two legends; Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan. Tough expectations to live up to for anyone, as being mentioned in the same breath as two of the best players ever is a very high standard.
The name Sam Bowie will always be remembered for being called ahead of Michael Jordan. That is the last time he was ever ahead of Michael Jordan. While MJ went on to the greatest career in the history of basketball, #2 overall draft pick in the 1984 NBA Draft ended up with an injury plagued [...]
After a two week hiatus of Rick’s Picks, we’re back to recognizing notable Portland Trail Blazers performances (question is, were there actually any to write of?).
Jokes aside, the Blazers have played less than stellar basketball over the last few weeks, and their record over that time (3-7 over the last 3 weeks) is telling of their struggles.
Poor bench play, a...
The Portland Trail Blazers, now 9-12, have good news heading their way. Both Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum are making progress and could be returning to action soon. Mike Tokito of The Oregon Live reported that the team is hoping to have both Matthews and Batum back by Thursday when the Blazers take on the Spurs. Both players made individual comments about their progress.“My...
Easy part of the schedule?
The Portland Trail Blazers opened the 2012-13 season against playoff hopefuls and perennial contenders in their first six games. This was supposed to the easy part of their schedule, yet they’re just 4-6 since that “easy” part of their schedule began Nov. 12.
Matchup: Portland (8-12) vs. Toronto Raptors (4-16)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM...
Every student dreads the word test. Some people thrive under pressure, some people shrink. But in school when all is said and done, if you fail the test, you fail the class.
Test time is here for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Expectations were extremely tempered when it came to the 7 game road trip this team came home from. After winning two overtime games against subpar...
Toronto's Amir Johnson has been ejected from a game against the Portland Trail Blazers for arguing with an official.
Johnson had words with referee David Jones while trying to take the ball from him following a Portland free throw. After Johnson was ejected, he threw his mouthpiece at Jones.
Fellow players had to restrain Johnson before he was escorted from the floor on Monday...
Twenty games into the 2012-13 season, the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves 8-12 with a fan base that is starting to head for the exits. Prior to their recent east coast road trip, the Blazers were hovering around the .500 mark. When the Blazers returned to the Rose City after 7 road games in 10 [...]
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Blazers manage to hold things together
The Headline: playing without starters Nicolas Batum (back) and Wesley Matthews (hip), Portland comes up with a big win and halts their losing streak at two games.
Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:00 ET, Monday, December 10, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Rodney Mott, James Williams, David Jones
LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in a game that was overshadowed by injuries for both sides.
Toronto also lost reserve Amir Johnson in the second half after he was ejected for arguing with an official. Johnson threw his mouthpiece and had to be restrained by his teammates...
If you were to poll all the experts, reporters, or anyone in the know prior to the season, I promise you none of them had Portland Trailblazers‘ point guard Damian Lillard slotted as their favorite for this year’s Rookie of the Year award. I’ll admit to not knowing anything about him until he became the [...]The post Dommermuth: Just Who Is Damian Lillard? appeared first on OfficialHoops.
The Portland Trail Blazers are in a much less enviable position than the San Antonio Spurs, though they played to the Southwest Division leaders' level in a tough loss last month.
Both teams may look different this time around.
Portland could be without Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews for a second straight game Thursday night when it hosts San Antonio, which is coming off...