Examining the Effect of Anti-Gay Statements by Athletes on the Broader World

Jim Buzinski of helps us understand the ripple effects when professional athletes make public pronouncements that perpetuate anti-LGBTQ tropes. This past weekend an imgur post of past tweets from NBA players hit the internet, causing a stir as many of the submissions were of risqué or questionable nature. The tweets of Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 hour ago

Leandro Barbosa’s secret to longevity is horse medicine

Leandro Barbosa is still going strong after all these years. The 33-year-old backup shooting guard is averaging 13.4 minutes off the bench in the postseason for the Golden State Warriors and playing well. What’s his secret? The answer might surprise you. Barbosa credits his longevity to a green liquid extract made from the leaves of a South American shrub called arnica do mato...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum says Warriors set ‘a lot of illegal screens’

The Portland Trail Blazers were poised to even their series against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night until they blew an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter. If you asked Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, he might tell you the officiating had a lot to do with it. McCollum says Klay Thompson, who scored a game-high 27 points, has been difficult to defend because the Warriors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bad Times In Oakland For The Portland Trail Blazers – Seven Key Takeaways

Two games in Oakland. Two crushing losses. The Portland Trail Blazers, fresh off an exhilarating series victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, were treated to a dominating beat down in Game 1 and a deflating fourth-quarter mugging in Game 2 by the Golden State Warriors. The final scores look similar, but the way the Warriors won those games couldn’t be more different. Ominous news...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 hours ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 2 by the numbers

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 2 by the numbers
Via The Oregonian
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Disastrous Fourth Quarter Ruins Portland’s Chance Of Snatching Home Court From Golden State

OAKLAND — For the first three quarters, it looked as though the Portland Trail Blazers might actually beat the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, something that has happened just twice in the last seven months. But unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, NBA games last four quarters. And Tuesday night in Oakland, the Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers 34-12 in the final 12 minutes...
Via Forward Center
17 hours ago

Damian Lillard Scores 17 Points Plus Buzzer-Beater In Third Quarter

In the waning seconds of the 3rd quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals featuring the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors Damian Lillard set his watch to "Lillard-Time." To cap off his explosive 17 point 3rd quarter, Lillard nailed a dagger 3-pointer as the clock expired to give the Blazers and 11-point lead. He finished the quarter 6-of-11 from...
Via Blazer's Edge
18 hours ago

WATCH: Blazers coach Terry Stotts talks about Game 2

Stotts met with members of the media on Tiesday morning.
Via The Oregonian
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blazer's Edge Radio Airs Tuesdays at Noon in Portland on 107.1 XRAY.FM

Blazer's Edge takes over the airways on 107.1 XRAY.FM in Portland Every Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. to talk Trail Blazers, take live calls from listeners and more! Blazer's Edge Radio will once again be live in its weekly slot on 107.1 XRAY.FM in Portland today (and every Tuesday!) from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Give us a call live at 503-233-XRAY(9729) if you'd like to be on the air...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

WATCH: Blazers coach Terry Stotts looks ahead to Tuesday's game with the Warriors.

Stotts met the media Monday at a San Francisco hotel.
Via The Oregonian
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Varejao, Henderson ejected after Game 1 scuffle

The fireworks have been set off right from the get-go in the second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers. In the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 victory for the Dubs at Oracle Arena, Blazers swingman Gerald Henderson made contact with Warriors big man Anderson Varejao away from the ball. Varejao responded by kicking his leg up and appearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clippers guard Rivers returns to game after 11 stitches to eye

Austin Rivers has been heavily criticized throughout his NBA career, but no basketball fan can speak ill of the effort he gave during Friday night’s playoff loss to the Portland Trailblazers. Rivers, filling in for the injured Chris Paul, scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, grabbed six rebounds, and didn’t turn the ball over on the night. He finished +2 overall in...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Rivers bloody after nasty elbow to head

Austin Rivers was down with a nasty cut around his eye after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head during Game 6 of the Clippers’ series with the Trail Blazers on Friday night. Rivers was going after a rebound when Al Farouq-Aminu caught him with an elbow around the eye: Rivers received a total of 11 stitches for cuts above and below his eye. According to ESPN’s Lisa Salters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Game 6 preview and prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals.  This is the same team that lost four of its five starters this summer.  It’s the team that everyone wrote off before the season started, and then when they made it to the postseason, everyone doubted them off a second time.  With a decisive 108-98 Game 5 victory on the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers embrace their rite of playoff passage in Los Angeles

Sports always carry a richly psychological component, but for the Portland Trail Blazers, the between-the-ears reality of high-stakes competition was never more profound than on Wednesday night. In Game 5 of the Western Conference first round against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Trail Blazers figured to win. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were out. J.J. Redick was far from 100 percent...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers fans arrive late to Staples Center for Game 5 vs Blazers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers entered Wednesday night’s Western Conference first round Game 5 match-up knotted up at 2-2. However, the fans there for opening tip at 7:00 pm PST made it seem like the Clippers and Blazers were playing a meaningless game in mid-March between two non-playoff teams. Late arriving crowd at Staples Center for the early 7pm start...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 5 preview

Returning to the Staples Center after two games at the Moda Center, the Portland Trail Blazers come back to Los Angeles a rejuvenated team. After leaving Los Angeles after the first two games down 0-2 in the series, the Trail Blazers return with the series tied at two a piece. Coming into Game 5, the Trail Blazers have turned the tides in the series. The play of Damian Lillard the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Portland Trail Blazers became the luckiest team in the NBA

The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Arron Afflalo last summer, everyone expected the Trail Blazers to make a beeline for the lottery. Ever so quietly, they cobbled together an athletic, capable group of young veterans, players who know what they’re doing but still...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers players do not know their Taylor Swift songs

When you think about the music most likely to be filling up the iPods of NBA players, odds are not many of you would include Taylor Swift. After witnessing an in-game "Name That Tune" gimmick run by the Portland Trail Blazers, there may be some empirical evidence to back that assumption up. Apparently the Blazers aren't Taylor Swift fans. — Eric Griffith...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Season Player Grades – Part Two

With the regular season now at an end for the Portland Trail Blazers, it’s time for the most cliché thing a blowhard with a keyboard like me can think of: Player Grades! We did the five players that played the most minutes per game this season yesterday. Today, we grade the performances of the rest of the players that played at least 10 minutes per game this season. This requirement...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Season Grades – Part One

With the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular season ending tonight, and the postseason about to start this weekend, it’s time for the most cliché thing a blowhard behind a keyboard like me can think of: Player Grades! To expedite the process, I’m going to take a look at the 10 players that played double-digit minutes per game this season. Those excluded are either little-used...
Via Oregon Sports News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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