The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum.
Batum, who had played professional basketball in France before coming to the...
In a game that came down to a free throw contest in the final minute after the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum had traded baskets all game, it was France finally winning the Bronze medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain 95-93.
A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife.
The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages.
Batum, 25, and Melanie Pimentel, 26, divorced in October. Batum agreed to pay her $5 million. He...
Nicolas Batum's dog playing basketball is the real life Air Bud. This dog has got some mad game.
For those of you who didn’t already know, the “That NBA Lottery Pick” office is based in Portland, Oregon and with the Blazers now up, 3-1 in their playoff series, the city is pretty pumped to get to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in over ten years.
After last night’s overtime victory, the Portland Police decided to post a classic Batman-related tweet...
No regrets here
The Portland Trail Blazers had a big decision to make this past summer surrounding small forward Nicolas Batum. The Minnesota Timberwolves made him a four-year, $45 million offer, and Portland had to choose whether they wanted to risk overspending, or risk losing a great player by letting him walk.
The Blazers chose to take a chance and spend the money, and Nicolas...
Batum leads Blazers in double OT
The Headline: With the Blazers desperate for an East Coast win, Nicolas Batum hits a last-second three in double OT to seal the deal.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
When: 7:30 ET, Saturday, December 1, 2012
Where: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)
Officials: Leon Wood, Mark Lindsay, Ed Malloy
Batum takes huge step in Portland loss
The Headline: Nicolas Batum asks for the ball in the fourth and delivers, but not even that saves Portland from falling just short.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:00 ET, Saturday, November 10, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Derek Richardson, Ron Garretson, Nick Buchert
Batum did what!?
The Portland Trail Blazers created a culture of well-mannered community members following the Jail Blazers era in the early-2000s, and as a result, the team has lacked that certain edge that it takes to compete with the best of the best year in and year out.
Nicolas Batum has probably never been called edgy in his life, but the Olympics have seemingly brought out...
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Nic Batum is a sore loser, but Juan Carlos Navarro is going to be sore after this one. In the closing seconds of Spain's 66-59 victory over France, the French Batum wound up and committed a very hard foul on Navarro. It's unclear whether Batum was aiming for a sensitive area or just got carried away committing a hard foul, but either way it's very painful to watch. Check...