Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/25/13
I’m a diehard Trail Blazers fan and have been for quite some time. I actually started off as a Shaquille O’Neal fan when I was younger, especially through his Orlando Magic days. I’m sure my obsession of him must have started because of his fantastic showing in the hit film “Kazaam” but either way, I was fan of the dominant center. As I grew older, I moved onto bigger and better things (well, maybe not bigger). I became a Portland Trail Blazers fan around the year 2000. The Y2K scare had come and gone, and many people were forced to pick up the shambles that the catastrophe had left behind. That led me straight to a love for my home town team. I survived the Jail Blazers years, waited out Zach Randolph and Darius Miles’ ridiculous contracts, excitedly stood by for the Greg Oden era that would never be, and watched Brandon Roy light up the league before his knees began to deceive him. I made it through all the tumultuous twists and turns of the last 13 years and as we stand...
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