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GIFs / Oct 6, 2014 / 2:45 pm

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

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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 »

NBA / May 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Will The Real Trail Blazers Please Stand Up?

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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 »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 10:40 am

Video: Will Barton Alley-Oop Slam & Robin Lopez Bicycle Dancing On His Back

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The Trail Blazers strangled the life out of the Nets Wednesday night at the Moda Center winning a laugher, 124-80. Deron Williams led the Nets in scoring with…12. None of Portland’s starters played more than 30 minutes (something that was unheard of last season). During all the fun Mo Williams found Will Barton for a sick alley-oop that had Robin Lopez doing a peculiar dance on the sidelines. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Best Dunks In The NBA Last Week

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It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 1:00 am

Video: Will Barton’s 360-Degree Flush On The Break

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It took a huge fourth quarter by the Blazers, where they outscored the Jazz 38-21, but Portland finally got back to their winning ways against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. Over their last 10 games, the Blazers have been just 3-7, and through three sessions Friday night, the awful Jazz had the lead 73-64. But Portland revved the engine of their offense just in time. Way back in the second quarter, during a low-scoring first half, Blazers guard Will Barton electrified the Moda Center crowd with a righteous 360-degree flush on a breakaway. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 13, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Will Barton, Kent Bazemore & Aquille Carr Go Off In Baltimore Charity Game

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Portland’s Will Barton didn’t have any dunks that rivaled what he did earlier this summer, but he was still one of the headliners in his Stop The Violence Challenge in Baltimore. Taking place at St. Frances Academy in B-More, the charity game also featured Josh Selby, Aquille Carr, Donte Greene and Kent Bazemore, who had more than his fair share of highlights. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jul 25, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Video: Will Barton Unleashes The Nastiest Dunk Of The Summer

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During the Bluff City Classic, Portland’s Will Barton unleashed what might be the nastiest dunk of the summer. Remember when Tracy McGrady used to do this back in the day? Well, Barton took it to another level, spinning the ball around his waist, catching it with two hands and then flushing it with one. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 11, 2013 / 10:00 am

Kobe Bryant Unleashes a Trey Burke Block on the Portland Trail Blazers

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Kobe Bryant was some kind of comic book character last night in Portland, flooding the Blazers with never-ending buckets and dimes/open looks for his teammates. In the wave of Kobe hellfire came this Trey Burke-style swat on Will Barton, who was thinking he was about to get himself a fast break dunk highlight on SportsCenter. This time though, there was no foul call: Read More »

Ink, NBA / Nov 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

NBA Ink: Portland Trail Blazers Rookie Will Barton Breaks down His Tattoos

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Damian Lillard isn’t the only Trail Blazers rookie to have his own video series. Three installments of Baltimore native and former Memphis standout Will Barton‘s “All or Nothing” were released yesterday and take viewers into Barton’s neighborhood on draft day in June. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Aug 27, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Meyers Leonard On Portland’s Future And The Center Curse

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Dime had a chance to catch up with a handful of NBA rookies at the NBA rookie photo shoot last Tuesday. On Thursday, we began unrolling our Q&A’s with these future NBA stars. So far we’ve brought you Bradley Beal and John Jenkins, and today you’ll hear from Meyers Leonard.

Meyers Leonard isn’t just a big body. Despite his elite physical stature, standing at 7-1 with a 7-3 wingspan and a nine-foot standing reach, Leonard showed in his sophomore season at Illinois that his skills aren’t far behind. Learning to become more assertive with his pure size and strength, he became a hot name in NBA circles and one of the top center prospects at this year’s NBA Draft. We had a chance to catch up with Leonard at the NBA rookie photo shoot, and he talked a bit about his Summer League performance and, most importantly, that deadly Portland center curse. Read More »