TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

We Reminisce / Jun 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: Shaq And Kobe Lead Controversial Game 7 Comeback Against Blazers

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant

All anyone remembers now is how dominant Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were together on the Lakers, and how it all ended prematurely despite the duo winning three championships together. Before all of the glory, their championship run almost didn’t even begin. Read More »

Smack / May 27, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Watch Damian Lillard Freestyle Battle Against Talented Hawaiian Girl

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard does not shy away from the spotlight, and we know he’s not afraid to get on the mic in front of thousands of people. So, it’s probably not surprising to see Lillard freestyle battling a girl in Hawaii during his offseason R&R. Read More »

NBA / May 17, 2014 / 8:20 pm

What The Trail Blazers Can Learn After The Spurs Handed Them A Beatdown

Damian Lillard

Every year, a team “grows up” in the playoffs. It’s part of a painful learning curve every great team has to endure. This year, that team was the Portland Trail Blazers, and they did it in dramatic fashion with a miraculous, series-clinching buzzer-beater that catapulted them into the Conference Semifinals for the first time in 14 years and brought an entire city to its feet. Read More »

GIFs, Video / May 15, 2014 / 4:02 pm

Video: Damian Lillard’s Top 10 Plays Of The 2014 Season

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

What a year it was for Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. During his sophomore campaign in the Association, Dame was named to his first all-star game before going out and becoming the first person in NBA history to compete in all five weekend events. That wasn’t the end though, as he immortalized himself with Portland fans while getting his Blazers out of the first-round of the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. Come re-live all the best moments during Dame’s second-year ascendency. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 15, 2014 / 10:15 am

Watch Two Kawhi Leonard Coast-To-Coast Jams

Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard

Both of Kawhi Leonard‘s full-court jaunts occurred within a five-minute span in the third quarter of Game 5 last night, after Tony Parker headed to the locker room with a purse-lipped R.C. Buford trailing behind him. Kawhi came to the rescue though as the Spurs moved on to the Western Conference Finals Read More »

NBA / May 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Will The Real Trail Blazers Please Stand Up?

Will Barton

Memphis by way of Baltimore? It doesn’t get much grimier than that. So is it any surprise that it was the rugged, skinny kid from Mobtown who had the Blazers’ backs when they needed it the most?

For more than a week now, the Blazers have been wondering what happened to their pride. In Game 4 against the Spurs, it was the inspiring, and improbable, play of Will Barton that showed everyone just what pride looks like. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 10:30 am

Damian Lillard Dunks All Over Tim Duncan

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports)

We all know Portland’s season is over. They won’t admit it just yet. But it’s probably over. Still, no one wants to get swept on their home floor and last night the Blazers turned up the heat against San Antonio in the second half, outscoring the visitors by 15 in the third quarter to push the series to a Game 5. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / May 11, 2014 / 12:26 am

Gregg Popovich Jokes About Snake Reprisal

Gregg Popovich

By now you’ve probably heard the Blazers discovered a snake in their locker room before Game 2 in San Antonio earlier this week. Before Game 3 in Portland Saturday night, soundbite-heavy Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was expecting some retaliation. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »