TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly Ebola Virus

Paul Allen

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen recently donated $26 million to help curb the sweeping, deadly impact of Ebola. A few days later, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder has quadrupled his efforts – he’s pledging an additional $100 million. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Damian Lillard Kicks An A Cappella “4 Bar Friday” Rap For Conan O’Brien

Damian Lillard

Last night, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard chatted with Conan O’Brien and co-host Andy Richter. The topic of the guard’s rap skills came up and he explained the impetus behind “4 Bar Friday” on Instagram. Conan tried to lay a beat down, so Dame could spit some bars, but it wasn’t happening. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 9:00 am

Video: Ronnie Price Behind-The-Back Pass For Wesley Johnson’s Monster Dunk

Ronnie Price, Wesley Johnson

Kobe Bryant did not suit up for the Lakers’ Wednesday preseason battle against the Portland Trail Blazers, but that didn’t mean that there wasn’t any sizzle on the floor at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. Besides Lakers rookie Julius Randle going off for 17 points (on 7-for-10 shooting) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes, another new Laker, Ronnie Price, had a solid outing as the starting point guard. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 8:45 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”

LaMarcus Aldridge

Prolific scorers that do their vast majority of damage from LaMarcus Aldridge are few and far between in the modern NBA. And considering the league’s collective understanding of which shot attempts carry the most value has finally reached its zenith, there won’t be much more of them in the future, either. Aldridge, then, is a dying breed – or at least he was. In a recent interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio, the Portland Trail Blazers star said that he’s going to add three-pointers to his measured offensive repertoire this season. Read More »

Smack / Oct 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Wesley Matthews: “I Think I’m The Best Two-Way Two-Guard In The NBA”

Wesley Matthews, James Harden

Yesterday we gave you our list of the top 20 shooting guards in the NBA today. Blazers off-guard Wesley Matthews came in at No. 16, but we know Matthews thinks he should be higher after telling The Columbian’s Erik Gunderson he was the “best two-way, two guard in the NBA.” Read More »

Video / Oct 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch Damian Lillard Deliver The Pre-Game Proposal Pass Of The Night

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. @bruceely)

Damian Lillard didn’t play in last night’s exhibition game between the Blazers and Clippers. That didn’t stop him from passing for the assist of the night, though. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Jamal Crawford Stares Down Blazers Bench Before 3-Pointer Even Drops

Will Barton, Jamal Crawford

Last night Jamal Crawford was feeling it in Portland. The 34-year-old reigning Six Man of the Year dropped 23 points on the Blazers at the Moda Center. Even though the Clippers lost the preseason battle, Crawford had a pair of moments we have to share. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

The sophomore slump is a rite of passage for most second-year players. It’s mostly precipitated by fatigue, as the slog of an 82-game season inevitably begins to take its toll. It often manifests itself in shooting droughts and/or nagging injuries.

On the surface, Damian Lillard was mostly immune to this last season, but if you were watching closely, you noticed that his field goal percentage came in peaks and valleys, and there were times throughout the season when he was downright streaky. Read More »

Video / Oct 9, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Here’s The Trailer For “Exploring Kaman,” Web Show Starring Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman (photo. ExploringKaman YouTube)

The Chris Kaman web television show you’ve been waiting for is finally almost here. Wait, what? Nobody was waiting for that? Well, “Exploring Kaman” debuts on October 17 anyway, and looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen involving an NBA player. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 6, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Will Barton Closes Blazers’ “Fan Fest” With Sick Reverse Eastbay

Will Barton

The NBA spotlight may have been consumed by this weekend’s start of preseason games, notably LeBron James’ preseason opener in a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, but the fans in Portland had no complaints as they were treated to their home squad’s annual intra-squad “Fan Fest.” This yearly entertaining event introduces Blazers fans to the new faces on the team while getting reacquainted with returning players. Read More »