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Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $9 million to fight spread of Ebola

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donated another $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. From the AP: Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa with a $9 million donation to the Centers for Disease...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Valanciunas And Batum Battled For Bronze At FIBA World Cup

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.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez wants to replace Andray Blatche as Philippines’ naturalized player

Andray Blatche lived up to the Philippines’ expectations in his first tournament as a naturalized citizen. Though the Philippines went just 1-4 in the World Cup, the team was competitive in every game – thanks to Blatche. He starred, averaging 21.1 points (second in the World Cup) and 13.8 rebounds (first) per game. After a quirky start, this relationship is going well. But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: LaMarcus Aldridge

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: LaMarcus Aldridge   LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via Hoops Manifesto
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster

Who Will Be No. 1: L.A. or Dame? With NBA training camps quickly approaching, the Portland Trail Blazers are lucky enough to have all 15 roster spots filled. We have a good idea as to what the rotation will look like, so let’s take a look at how each player ranks at this point in the process. 15. Allen Crabbe One year into Allen Crabbe‘s career, it would be unfair to call...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs offer Earl Watson coaching spot with Toros

As if adding Beck Hammon and Ettore Messina to the coaching staff wasn’t enough, the San Antonio Spurs are now looking at shoring up the coaching staff in Austin. According to a report, former NBA guard Earl Watson is mulling over an offer to join the coaching staff with the Spurs’ D-League affiliate Austin Toros. […]
Via Project Spurs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference?

When people look into their crystal ball to predict who will win the Western Conference and potentially the NBA title, two teams from the West generally get all the buzz — the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The fact that both of these teams have won the West for the past three […] Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of an exciting season last year, and are poised to take another step forward in the Western Conference. They were extremely happy with the improvement that Damian Lillard made, and once again were given an impressive season by power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. It will be interesting to see […] Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Bold Predictions For...
Via NBA Draft Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge best highlights from 2013-14 NBA season

LaMarcus Aldridge had a career season last year. He averaged 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds for the 2013-14 season. Aldridge had two 30-20 games and put up back-to-back 40-plus-point games in the playoffs. The NBA put together a highlight video of his banner campaign right here: When it comes to the best power forwards in the league, LaMarcus Aldridge is definitely in that conversation...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ever-Evolving Era Of The Big Three And How It Relates To The Portland Trail Blazers

When Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen teamed up in Boston, I remember how much of a novelty it was around the league. ESPN and the rest of the media covered their every move for a while as they billed them as the next dynasty. In 2008 they won the only championship the group won together, the 17th for the Celtic franchise. Fast forward to 2010; LeBron James and Chris Bosh...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard stars in brand-new NBA Live 15 trailer

As previously noted here, EA Sports NBA Live 15 is coming out soon and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers will be the cover athlete. Earlier today, EA Sports released a brand-new visual trailer showing off the next-generations graphics of many notables players including Andrew Wiggins, Russell Westbrook and Lillard himself: In case you were wondering, NBA Live 15 will...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Damian Lillard on deck for Team USA

The Portland Trail Blazers up-and-coming point-guard, Damian Lillard, failed to make Team USA’s final roster, but word on the street is that Lillard is Team USA’s player on deck should somebody drop out, or suffer an injury. Report: Damian Lillard is ‘player on deck’ should anyone opt out of Team USA. http://t.co/QfiJ7i6zZipic.twitter.com/99VMDqxrj7 — theScore (@theScore...
Via Pass The Pill
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Over the course of the summer there has been a lot of interest in the FIBA World Cup, the once-every-four-years tournament that features the best in international basketball, but mostly for the wrong reasons. High profile names such as Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LeBron James have all opted to stay at home and skip […] Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail...
Via NBA Draft Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard stars in Madden 15 Carroting commercial

As we previously noted on this website, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard made a cameo in the Madden 15 viral video called Madden Season. Since the game was released yesterday, Damian was featured in another EA Sports commercial with Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Watch as Lillard attempt to play Von in a game but can’t due to some carrots: *** Lillard image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard: Face of the NBA?

Dame = Fame. Damian Lillard is quickly becoming one of the most recognized players in the NBA, and we’re not just talking about his play on the court. Sure, his series-winning shot in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets may have solidified his stardom in the eyes of most across the Association, but it’s his presence both on and off the court that is defining him as one of the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

Who Will Step Up? When it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers, you know what you’re going to get out of the starting lineup. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge will be the go-to options on offense, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will impact the perimeter on both ends of the floor and Robin Lopez will do the dirty work so the rest of the crew doesn’t have to. The...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is learning how to be a superstar

The new "NBA Live 2015" cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews. Random journalists from all across the country are peppering him with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lillard celebrates landing cover of 'NBA Live 15'

EA Sports released the cover of their upcoming NBA Live 15 title on Monday, revealing that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has scored the honor of being the game’s cover athlete. Lillard also made the announcement on his Instagram: Here’s a couple looks at Lillard in the game: It’ll be interesting to see how well NBA Live does while competing with NBA 2K, which...
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard reveals his NBA Live 15 cover on Twitter

As you probably already know, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard received the honor of being the cover man for the EA Sports video game, NBA Live 15. Earlier today, Damian got the opportunity to show off the cover art for the game in a tweet on his official Twitter account: What do y’all think of the cover? #NBALIVE15 #SettingUpTheStepBack pic.twitter.com/wprywq9LQJ ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has hilarious response for Twitter troll

Team USA announced their final 12-man FIBA World Cup roster Friday and Damian Lillard did not make the cut, but he’s keeping his head up and had a hilarious response to a fan who decided to poke fun at him for not playing a single minute in Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico Friday night at Madison Square Garden. “@Vin_Lee_: @Dame_Lillard we played the same amount...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Why It Might Be A Good Thing For The Portland Trail Blazers If Damian Lillard Gets Left Off Of Team USA

After 2 mostly unremarkable exhibition games for Team USA, it seems as if Damian Lillard’s status with the team is firmly up in the air. There appear to be a group of 7 or 8 “locks” to make the squad, leaving the remaining 8 players to battle over the final 4 roster spots. Even with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and a majority of the top-level superstars staying home for this...
Via Oregon Sports News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
Via HoopStuff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Talent Over Exposure – The Debate Between Damian Lillard And Kyrie Irving

There are certain questions with simple answers. Australia or Oakland? Duke or Weber State? Number 1 or number 6 overall? 4th rated player in the country or a 2-star guard out of high school? These are all questions in which, other than the lifelong Ogden resident or some guy with an obsession with the number 6, could be answered with ease. If the answers to these questions were...
Via Oregon Sports News
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Submits Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of three teams to submit a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game. "It's going to be the biggest event from a sports perspective hosted in Oregon's history, I think," Blazers' president Chris McGowan said. The Charlotte Hornets have also submitted a bid, along with a third unnamed team. Portland recently hosted a hugely...
Via RealGM
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Put In All-Star Bid With ‘We Got Next’ Campaign

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip City. “For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few cities that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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