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Damian Lillard

‘Dame Dolla’ Is Here To Stay

Damian Lillard has made a name for himself as a multi-talented figure since he arrived on the NBA scene in 2012. He’s a franchise player, a stellar self-promoter, a valued community member and a skilled rapper. It’s safe to say the 25-year-old is the first Weber State product to hold all of those labels. And […]

Dwight Howard

Should Dwight Howard Be A Portland Trail Blazer?

The Dwight Howard interview on ESPN with Jackie MacMullan raises the question: Is he a viable option for the Rose City? There are red flags everywhere saying not to sign Howard. He has been on three teams in six years. He’s a cancer, ruins the chemistry in the locker room, and there isn’t a coach […]

Ed Davis

Portland Trail Blazers Lay “They” To Rest

After one of the most heart-wrenching series in Trail Blazers’ history, Portland’s hopes of conquering the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the playoffs were deflated. But their hopes of conquering “they” were still very much alive. For even the most unreasonably optimistic Blazer fans, it was no secret that going back to a hostile […]

Stotts Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers Got Hosed From Two Top NBA Awards

Terry Stotts not winning Coach of the Year and Neil Olshey getting sandbagged out of Executive of the Year is insane. Do the sportswriters watch anything other than SportsCenter highlights of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs? Looking at COY, there is no contest who did the best coaching job in the 2015-16 […]

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, right, talks to guard C.J. McCollum during the first half in Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Major Decisions Looming For Portland Trail Blazers After Surprising Playoff Run

Not since the storied 1976-77 NBA championship season has a Portland Trail Blazers team outperformed expectations to such a staggering degree as they did this year. With preseason expectations planted firmly in the basement of the Western Conference, no one could have foretold this season’s Cinderella-esque run into the second round of the playoffs, before […]

Glory

Recapping The Portland Trail Blazers’ “Glorious” Season

One of my favorite films is 1989’s Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington (who rightfully earned an Oscar for his bravura performance), and Morgan Freeman along with a few other notable names. Glory tells the true story of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first all-black regiments in the Union Army during […]

Damian Lillard

Good, Better, And Best Of The 2015-2016 Portland Trail Blazers Season

The Portland Trail Blazers completely overshot every expectation this season. A team projected to win 26 games by Vegas, a team told that they should tank for a better draft pick, a team that returned 20% of their starting lineup, was the 5th seed in the Western Conference and made it to the second round […]

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 9: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after hitting a shot during overtime  of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on May 9, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The Warriors won 132-125. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Portland Trail Blazers – The Game Four Experience

At times in the arena of sport, there are certain games that come along that just captivate you. Games that produce the highest of drama, with two teams trading blows and counterblows, baskets and counter baskets, until they both drop to the mat like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed in Rocky. Game 4 between the […]

May 7, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after being pushed by Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Seven Takeaways From Golden State Warriors / Portland Trail Blazers Game Three

True to their tough-as-nails nature, the Portland Trail Blazers aren’t losing their second-round series with the Golden State Warriors without a fight. That fight was there in the two games in Oakland, but the Warriors had the killer instinct and mental fortitude to win those games. In Game 3 on Saturday, the Blazers’ home crowd […]

The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Andrew Bogut (12) block a shot by the Portland Trailblazers' Damian Lillard (0) in the first quarter of Game 1 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Portland Faces Long Odds And A Historic Climb To Beat Golden State

Before you get too high or too low going in to Portland’s first home game and game 3 in their series against Golden State tomorrow night, keep one very important thing in mind – they weren’t supposed to be here and not much has changed since the end of the regular season. So let’s keep […]

Seattle Sonics

The Super Sonic War Zone

While those of you in Portland have been, once again, graced by another Blazers’ postseason, Seattle had another blow dealt to its potential NBA resurrection. If you haven’t been following the drama fit for a bad Shonda Rimes’ series pitch, let me assist you: April 28th, 2016: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, and Seattle Mariners reach […]

Moda Center

Portland Trail Blazers – Madness In The Moda Center

Since Damian Lillard joined Portland in 2012 NBA Draft, the Blazer have been to the playoffs in three of those four seasons. In 2014 they beat the Houston Rockets in the first round, to advance in the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. To advance in 2014, and beat the Houston Rockets, […]

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) guards Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) in the first quarter of Game 2 during the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Bad Times In Oakland For The Portland Trail Blazers – Seven Key Takeaways

Two games in Oakland. Two crushing losses. The Portland Trail Blazers, fresh off an exhilarating series victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, were treated to a dominating beat down in Game 1 and a deflating fourth-quarter mugging in Game 2 by the Golden State Warriors. The final scores look similar, but the way the Warriors […]

The Golden State Warriors high-five a foul and basket, the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) shows a little frustration in the second half of Game 1 of their second round NBA Western Conference playoff game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Win Or (Likely) Lose, The Portland Trail Blazers Had A Heck Of A Season

The season is over.  The Portland Trail Blazers are going to lose. You knew that, right?  Tell me you knew that?  Because it wasn’t a fluke that Golden State won 73 games this season.  It wasn’t a fluke that they won last year’s NBA Championship.  And it’s not a coincidence that they have 3 All-Star […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Can’t Change Their Mentality Now

From Day 1 of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an underdog mentality. They were counted out and projected to fall into the deepest and dankest of Western Conference cellars before the year began. When they were struggling, they were tanking. When they were winning, they were a cute story of […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Don’t Deserve Asterisk Treatment

You want to know the single greatest and most cruel entity in sports? Luck. Luck has a lot to do with success and failure; its impact on sports is as essential as the athletes who play. A lucky bounce of the ball. A Hail-Mary shot that goes in. A deflected ball that lands in just […]

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