A Blazer Reaction

The love/hate relationship with sports comes into full blossom when a player leaves a team. Some leave with remorse, some leave with bitterness. All agree it’s part of the business. So what’s it about Portland that leaves such a bad feeling in some players? Why do some NBA guys take a shot at the Rose City on the way out when the rest of the world loves Portland? More than a...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard – As Far As He Takes Us

Portland has had its fair share of notable NBA figures pass through here. Maybe you think back to the 1977 championship team when Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas dominated the paint and brought the original Larry O’ Brien trophy to the Rose City. Maybe you think about the Clyde “The Glide” Drexler era when he, Jerome Kersey, and Terry Porter led the Trail Blazers to the 1990...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Current Players Vs. All-Time Greats. How Do They Stack Up?

The Portland Trail Blazers have a long list of celebrated former players, many of whom helped lead the team to three NBA Finals appearances and one championship. The current Blazers starters have shown lots of promise, but how would they compare to former Blazers greats at similar points in their career? And if there is an option on the free agent market this summer that better compares...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Statement on the Passing of Dr. Jack Ramsay

He was known to a generation of ESPN Radio listeners and Miami Heat fans as an analyst, but for old school NBA fans, Dr. Jack Ramsay was a great coach and a purveyor of team basketball. He died today at the age of 89 from cancer. His passion for teaching the team concept as the coach of the Trail Blazers won scores of fans in the Portland area especially after leading them to the...
Via Fang's Bites
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Where are they now? Clyde Drexler

Blazers: Clyde “The Glide” Drexler When you think about the all-time greats in Portland Trail Blazers history, a handful of names come to mind. Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas were prominent big men. Terry Porter and Kevin Duckworth were perfect in the up-tempo system of the 90s. But among all of the legends, one name sticks out as arguably the greatest of all time—Clyde Drexler...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 45 vs. the TrailBlazers

Celtics (33-11) vs. TrailBlazers (24-25) January 18, 1980 Boston Garden The Portland TrailBlazers made their lone visit to Boston on January 18.  The proud franchise, still struggling to find an identity after their lone championship in 1977, was moving on from the Bill Walton Era after he departed to the San Diego Clippers as a free agent following the 1979 season. Walton and Portland...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers History - NBA All Stars

With the news this week that LaMarcus Aldridge made the NBA all star team I thought I'd dig up a little Blazers history and tell you who's made it to the game before him from Rip City. Trail Blazers All-Stars Clyde Drexler (8): 1986, 1988-94 Sidney Wicks (4): 1972-75 Maurice Lucas (3): 1977-78 Brandon Roy (3): 2008-10 Kevin Duckworth (2): 1989, 1991 Jim Paxson...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Lockout Special: 1988 Fantasy Basketball Team Previews, Portland Trailblazers

With fewer than three weeks until the start of the NBA’s 41st season, we’re previewing all 25 teams. Whatchu say? Twenty-five teams? Yup. We’re looking at every franchise in addition to shining a light on the new Eastern Conference expansion Charlotte Hornets and Western Conference expansion Miami Heat. And if Charlotte’s more East than Miami, I’ll apparently be previewing...
Via Razzball Basketball
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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