Almost Live: Clippers at Blazers

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The camera flashes to the hall just outside the locker room, as it always does before games, and most of the players glance sideways at the camera for a minute or ignore it all together. Nolan Smith, though, flashes a smile and a big peace sign, like he's a giddy fan who has falsely assumed he's on national television. I like that. Looseness. I know Nolan probably won't see the court much—if at all—tonight, ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Blake Griffin (a.k.a. the Los Angeles Clippers) at Portland


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So, Blake Griffin and Joel Przybilla are going to get in a fight tonight, right? I mean, they'll at least get in a really wicked stare-down. And I can't wait. Even if it incites Blake and gets him playing ridiculous basketball, I want it to happen. Because I crave violence. Because I was raised on it. Because I'm an American, damnit. --- I've talked to a few people today who think this game will be ...   More
 
Thursday, January 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Clippers at Blazers


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What's wrong with the Blazers? It's the question that everyone has been pondering the past few weeks, but nobody has been able to come up with any discernable answers. But the team's current draught—six losses in a row, including a brutal four game trip back East that saw the Blazers lose fourth quarter leads to the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Jersey Nets, three bottom dwellers ...   More
 
Sunday, December 5, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Almost Live: Clippers at Blazers (in Thrilling Preseason Action!)


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[UPDATE: Clearly the Baron photo was a poor choice.] Here we are, early October. The weather is confused—as it has been all "summer"—and the fans are chomping at the bit, ready to spend a long, wet winter with their beloved Portland Trail Blazers. No, this year's first preseason contest doesn't have the same air of excitement that previous years have had: There's no overhyped draft pick, ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

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