The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.
Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd.
That’s normally an
ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but
the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou
The Blazers just finished a nearly all-time best month. But what does it mean?
All things being equal, November 2013 wasn’t the best month for sports in the state of Oregon. On Nov. 7, down in Palo Alto, Calif., the University of Oregon Ducks football team, as viable a candidate for the BCS Championship Game as there was in college football this season, was steamrolled by the muscular running game of the Stanford Cardinal, ending their bid for the natty. Then, ...
Summer League is over and basketball is on a break...for now.
"Basketball Never Stops." This slogan comes courtesy of Nike, and during the lockout summer of 2011 it served the purpose of showing fans of the NBA that basketball could exist without its highest professional league. Emblazoned on shirts worn by barnstorming professionals that summer, some of whom made a brief visit to the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus for ...
Amid the noise of free agency, the Blazers have quietly improved.
The eyes of the sports world were fixed intently on the NBA as soon as the bell rung on the annual free agency period. The prize catch, Dwight Howard, proved to be just a little more competent with social media than many leading news agencies, and just slightly less annoying than Amanda Bynes, adding a bit of new media theatricality to the over-hyped proceedings. When the dust settled, and the proper ...