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 here
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Mariota could need ankle surgery during offseason

Angels GM ‘pleased’ with results of Shohei Ohtani’s physical

Bobby Hurley dismisses Louisville rumors

Former RB Larry Johnson says he can't remember two of his NFL seasons

Cardinals talking to Blue Jays about former MVP Josh Donaldson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Red Sox among teams expected to meet with J.D. Martinez at Winter Meetings

McCown may be considering retirement after broken hand

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 'seriously considering' running for president

Miami player thinks Dolphins found ‘blueprint’ to stop Pats

O's shopping Machado, who wants to move to SS?

Report: Rodgers pushing to play; collarbone not fully healed

NFL MVP Watch: Antonio Brown enters suddenly wide-open race

The 'To the Victor, go the spoils' quiz

Matt Barnes and the looming end of the NBA's enforcers

25 players to watch in the pre-Christmas bowls

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

NFL free agent signings who have paid off the most in 2017

Six NBA coaches who could be on the hot seat

The best individual performance from every bowl all time

The 'Josh Gordon is back and the NFL will have to deal with it!' quiz

Top 10 Player of the Year candidates

Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

The 'And the winner is...' quiz

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL MVP Watch: Antonio Brown enters suddenly wide-open race

The 'To the Victor, go the spoils' quiz

25 players to watch in the pre-Christmas bowls

The 'Josh Gordon is back and the NFL will have to deal with it!' quiz

The best individual performance from every bowl all time

NFL Week 14 injury report

Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

The best games of 2017

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

The 'And the winner is...' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker