/ Jul 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm
Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that it matter. For those that appreciate the camaraderie of modern players, congregations like USA Basketball training camp is quotable gold. Paul George is the latest national team member to bestow praise on another, telling TrailBlazers.com that he’s “a big fan” of fellow All-Star Damian Lillard. Read More »
/ Jul 8, 2014 / 8:45 pm
LaMarcus Aldridge is eligible to sign an extension with the Portland Trailblazers this summer, but won’t be doing so until a year from now. While that’s discouraging news for the Blazers on the surface, Aldridge also made it clear that he intends to remain in Portland for the long-haul while taking advantage of his rights as a free agent. Read More »
After signing with the Lakers last summer, Chris Kaman spent a large chunk of his time sitting on the bench, never really a factor in coach Mike D’Antoni’s run-and-gun style. Their issues extended off the court, too, and even though D’Antoni resigned, Kaman is done in Hollywood. Yahoo reports the 7-footer has agreed to a deal with the Trail Blazers paying him $9.8 million over the next two years. Read More »
/ Jun 22, 2014 / 12:45 pm
The NBA places a greater emphasis on social media than any professional sports league in the world. A few days back, the league released voting results – by fans, of course – for the 2014 Social Media Awards. Kyrie Irving and Blake Griffin are among the biggest winners so far, taking home awards for ‘Best Vine/Video‘ and ‘Best Hashtag,’ respectively. The winner of ‘Team Social MVP’ has yet to be announced, however, recently leading to pointed Twitter barbs from two of the esteemed nominees. Read More »
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.
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/ May 27, 2014 / 12:30 pm
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.
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/ May 17, 2014 / 8:20 pm
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 »
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 »
/ May 15, 2014 / 10:15 am
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 »
/ May 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm
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 »