Pick Up the Phone, Dan Wieden: It's Kobe Bryant Calling


Here's a tidbit to chill the heart of any Trail Blazers fan, and cheer the Portland ad industry: When Kobe Bryant wants business advice, he calls Oregon.Specifically, the Los Angeles Lakers star says he calls Dan Wieden, the co-founder of agency Wieden + Kennedy and the dean of West Coast advertising. Bryant was interviewed yesterday by Bloomberg Television about his plans after basketball. He told ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AARON MESH

From the Elbow: Not Your Parents' Lakers

The Blazers have had an incredible season. The Lakers have not.

from the elbow

March marks the final full month of the 2013-14 NBA season, a season that has been chock full of milestones for the Blazers. One such milestone was achieved Saturday evening at the Moda Center when the Blazers beat the visiting Denver Nuggets 102-96. By defeating the Nuggets for the fourth time in as many tries this season, the Blazers completed the season sweep of one of their chief division ...   More
Sunday, March 2, 2014 MIKE ACKER

One More Reason to Yell at Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Here's an update to the analysis that Casey Jarman wrote in today's WW of potential Portland Trail Blazers playoff opponents in the first round: the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant may be a bigger jerk than we feared.After tonight's games end the regular season, the Blazers will learn whether they'll be playing Dallas, Oklahoma City or the Lakers in the first round.If it's the Lakers, that should be ...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Lakers vs. Blazers (Trade Deadline Edition)


Will it snow? Will the Blazers make a trade? Did Michael Jordan really get cold feet at the last minute and pull out of a deal that would send prized forward/defensive beast Gerald Wallace to Portland? --- So many questions to answer tonight, and to think I almost went two sentences without mentioning Kobe. These things I do know: Portland is riding a six game winning streak into the usual rivalry ...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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