/ Oct 6, 2014 / 2:45 pm
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 »
/ Oct 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm
It’s hard to imagine that it was just over a year ago that there were rumors floating around that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had demanded a trade, but that’s exactly the scenario the Portland Trailblazers were facing after a disastrous end to the 2012-2013 season during which they lost (a franchise worst) 13 consecutive games and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Read More »
/ Oct 2, 2014 / 12:15 pm
The offseason diets and weight loss of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have made the most headlines, but they aren’t the only All-Stars that cut back this summer to take a step forward this season. The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also changed his eating habits and training regimen over the past few months, and says he can already feel the discipline paying off in his team’s first practices of 2014-2015. Read More »
/ Oct 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm
Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, Disney collectibles, anything fantasy related), and his categorical goofiness. But more than anything, it was his all-around hustle on the court that endeared him to fans. That, and
That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Read More »
The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »
Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about ‘Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and ejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. You also remember his famous sayings, including “ball don’t lie” and many others. On his birthday, we reminisce about our favorite Sheed rejection of all time.
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Robin Lopez spent three days this week in the Philippines at a basketball training camp. The country appears to have left a very strong impression on Lopez, as he has declared his interest in joining the national team as a naturalized citizen.
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Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40’s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bulls team that ended up winning 72 games in the regular season. At the time, it was the highlight of Stoudamire’s career with the Raptors. It seemed like just the beginning of a long relationship between the player and the franchise. But things took a turn for the worst just a few years later.
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Damian Lillard was always a long-shot to make Team USA. The Americans are stacked at point guard, and this USA Basketball cycle was no different despite the absence of 2012 Olympic team members Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook – Derrick Rose, Steph Curry, and Kyrie Irving are All-Stars that have prior experience with the national program. Read More »