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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 2/24

If you heard a dull thud near downtown Portland, that was the Portland Trail Blazers after the first two games post-All-Star break. First, they barely reached 70 against the rebuilding Utah Jazz, then they got their hearts ripped out–again–by the Memphis Grizzlies in a close game, gagging away a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. The common theme in those games is a total lack...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers honor Jerome Kersey with emotional tribute

  The Portland Trail Blazers honored beloved former player Jerome Kersey with an emotional 25 seconds of silence before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Kersey, who wore No. 25 during his 11-year tenure in Portland during the 1980s and `90s, died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said a blood clot had traveled from his left calf to his left...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers honor Kersey with emotional tribute

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers honored beloved former player Jerome Kersey with an emotional 25 seconds of silence before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Kersey, who wore No. 25 during his 11-year tenure in Portland during the 1980s and `90s, died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said a blood clot had traveled from his left...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake changes uniform number to honor Jerome Kersey

The NBA world received said news earlier this week that former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey passed away at the age of 52 due to a blood clot. Kersey spent 11 seasons with the Blazers, wearing uniform No. 25 for each of them. That number is now being worn by Steve Blake, or it used...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Honors Jerome Kersey, Changes Jersey Number

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake will honor the passing of former player Jerome Kersey by changing his jersey number to 5, so the franchise can retire the number 25 Kersey wore while playing in Portland. “Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to this city,” said Blake. “I’ve known Jerome for a long time now and wanted to honor him and his vast contributions...
Via Hooped Up
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake honors Blazers Great Jerome Kersey By Changing His Jersey Number

Portland guard Steve Blake will honor the late Jerome Kersey — by changing his jersey number from 25 to 5 — so that Kersey’s number can hang in the rafters. Steve Blake changing his jersey number in Portland in honor of the late Jerome Kersey. Really classy move: pic.twitter.com/gtU1soUiuk — Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 20, 2015 Steve Blake honors Jerome Kersey...
Via Thacover2
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard proves he’s the best rapper in the NBA

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard made an appearance on SiriusXM’s Shade45 with Sway Calloway and laid down a nice verse. In September 2013, Lillard created #4BarFriday, allowing fans to submit their best four lines in a 15-second clip.                         The post...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Break Award Show Spectacular

With All-Star Weekend upon us, signifying the emotional (if not exactly mathematical) mid-point of the NBA season, it’s a logical time to take a step back, look at the season thus far, and see where it’s taken us. At the same time, we’re also in the heart of award season in Hollywood, with the Grammy’s just getting handed out, and the Oscars around the corner. Being Portland...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young puts Steve Blake on floor with nasty crossover (Video / GIF)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young broke out a nasty crossover that put Portland Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake on the floor during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Moda Center.Young stopped on a dime to set himself up for the jumper, while Blake was left on skates.Young scored 9 points off the bench, but the Blazers got the last laugh with the 102-86...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Young Absolutely Destroyed Steve Blake’s Ankles Tonight

It’s been a tough month for Nick Young, though he managed to regain a little bit of his swag tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. In fact, the L.A. native looked just like the old Swaggy P with this sick crossover and score. Unfortunately, Young’s victim was his former teammate, Steve Blake. The post VIDEO: Nick Young Absolutely Destroyed Steve Blake’s Ankles...
Via Lakerholicz.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P Puts Steve Blake On Skates With Crossover (Video)

Swaggy P seems to have his confidence back early for the Lakers who are facing the loaded Blazers. Swaggy did Steve Blake dirty with this sick behind the back crossover.
Via Thacover2
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young breaks Steve Blake’s ankles with nice crossover

While this year for the Los Angeles Lakers hasn’t been the greatest, Nick Young always provides something to take off during games. In the first half of tonight’s Lakers-Blazers affair, Young decided to show off his crossover moves and sadly, Steve Blake was the Portland player who lost his balance during it: Impressive move, Swaggy P! *** Young crossover on Blake [gifdsports...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard soars for incredible alley-oop dunk against Lakers

Damian Lillard keeps flying the friendly skies. And he just did in Los Angeles. Watch him go high for this alley-oop lob from Steve Blake at Staples Center. Lillard is just something special and is as must-see as anyone in the NBA today. *** Damian Lillard pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video by James Herbert.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Breaks Evan Turner’s Ankles On Consecutive Possessions

Poor Evan Turner. Late in the third quarter of the Portland Trailblazers’ 94-88 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the journeyman guard found himself defending Steve Blake — a 34-year-old fellow journeyman guard — on the left wing. Although, we’re not really sure we can call it “defending” because Blake made him look silly Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ankle Insurance: Steve Blake catches Evan Turner slipping

Evan Turner has earned repeat offender status after getting caught for an unpaid bill by Steve Blake. Blake told Turner to pay up before the game, but Turner wasn’t having that. Blake made him understand how important having Ankle Insurance was on the lords day. His right to left crossover put Turner in a spin cycle and Blake hit the three. I hate it had to be you ET. The cross...
Via The Front Office News
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Charges Drawn Totals – 2014/15

(Draymond Green takes a charge from Blake Griffin by Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports) In today’s stat-driven age, one NBA stat continues to fly under the radar – charges drawn (offensive fouls taken).  Taking a charge is an important defensive skill, one that has the same positive outcome for a team that a block does (with the added benefit of adding a personal foul to...
Via Hoops Manifesto
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Continuity can come with a price as told by Terry Stotts

The Portland Trailblazers are a team returning a lot of guys to their roster. They bring back the majority of their roster, if not all of it, and added key pieces like Chris Kaman and Steve Blake, who will be coming to Portland for the fourth time in his career.  This is the kind of […]
Via Project Spurs
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Three Things To Look For Heading Into The Season

As crazy as it seems, the basketball season is here. Seriously. Here in Portland, Media Day is Monday Sept 29th; training camp is the ensuing week, leading up to Wells Fargo Fan Fest on Sunday October 5th. Long story short, basketball is back. After the incredible, expectation-shattering season last year, there are a lot of hopes and dreams floating around Rip City. The spirit...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Signed Chris Kaman to a two year/$9.8 million deal Signed Steve Blake to a two year/$4.2 million deal Let Mo Williams Sign with Timberwolves Strongest Move: Signing Kaman. There would some that would say that the Blazers overpaid for a backup big man who...
Via HoopStuff
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Now With Mo Williams Gone, Who Will Step Up On The Portland Trail Blazers Bench?

The Portland Trail Blazers officially said goodbye to last year’s backup point guard Mo Williams on Monday. While Williams’ departure was hardly a surprise, Blazers faithful were really hoping he’d take a pay cut to return to Rip City. And now the Blazers are facing the same question that plagued them last year: how will their backups play? If the NBA were only judged on the...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
Via HoopStuff
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, $4.2 million It was recently announced that Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers had come to an agreement to bring the veteran point guard back to the team. Blake has already had two stints in Portland, first in the 2005-06 season, then a longer period from 2007...
Via HoopStuff
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland News: Steve Blake agrees to two-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with point guard Steve Blake, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Maryland Terrapin has bounced around the NBA during his career, having played for Washington, Milwaukee, Denver, both Los Angeles teams, Golden State, and now he will be making his third stint in Portland.According to Wojnarowski, the contract...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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