Rip City vs. No Pity: Blazers

Basketball is the real beautiful game.


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You have to start with the pinwheel. When I first started attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering. This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Matchups

Which team has earned fan loyalty? Check the stats.


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Where they play: Blazers: East side! In the Rose Quarter, a non-neighborhood best known for bus stops. Timbers: West side! In Goose Hollow, a historic neighborhood best known for pubs.  Sta   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Rip City vs. No Pity

Blazers or Timbers: Who owns Portland?


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Kristin Leichner is driving toward the unthinkable. She’s been attending Trail Blazers basketball games since 1996, when her family used earnings from its trash-hauling company to buy season   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

From the Elbow #11: A New Trend

For Neil Olshey and the Blazers, not totally blowing Draft Night should be considered a major success.

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The Blazers have a history with the NBA Draft, and it’s not the kind of history that needs to be celebrated. With the exception of the wheeling and dealing on draft night back in 2006 that brought Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge to Portland, the last player to come to the Blazers as a rookie and end up an all-star was Zach Randolph. Even then, by the time Randolph—selected 18th overall ...   More
 
Friday, June 28, 2013 MIKE ACKER

How Do the Blazers Rank in Franchise Worth?

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This has to be the least-anticipated opening night in the last decade for the Portland Trail Blazers. Even the interesting questions—is Damian Lillard the point guard of the future? Is Lamarcus Aldridge worth max money? Will Nicolas Batum cock-punch anybody?—are overshadowed by the malaise lingering from the suddenly vanished Oden/Roy era.You know what would get everybody in a basketball mood? ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Raymond Felton, We Knew Ye Too Well

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The long regional nightmare is over. Raymond Felton is a Knick.You knew that already. Doubtless you spent the weekend binge-eating in celebration. But Portland's relief at the Blazers trading the "portly malcontent" has garnered national notice—especially in his new home of New York City. It's just a footnote to the Big Apple's general horror at losing Jeremy Lin because Knicks owner James Dolan's ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AARON MESH

Last Man Standing

Kurt Thomas would rather foul out than fade away.


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Kurt Thomas can’t compete with Blaze. The NBA’s oldest player and his team’s mascot are representing the Trail Blazers at Russell Academy’s rundown elementary school gymnasium in Northeast   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Scoop: Blazer’s Ides of March

Gossip not provided by Mike Daisey.


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HAM BUMMER: Hamburger Mary’s was worried its grim garage door was an eyesore on a street that already has problems with drugs, loitering and petty crime. So on March 16, managers got 10 graffi   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Almost Live: Heat at Blazers (Heat Fan Edition)

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hello cyber world. testing testing hopefully this works. trevor solomon here a big miami heat fan from the seikaly pearl washington days till the championship (thanks dwayne) and to even last year when we were really close and lost out. this year feels like a mission i tell you 8 straight wins, a broken nose, and very nice lead in the east i think our heat is looking good. ok starting lineups. heats ...   More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Trevor Solomon

Almost Live: Spurs at Blazers

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Tim Duncan looks sad here because he's not playing tonight. I'm sad about it, too. One of my last chances to see one of the all-time greats and he's not in the building? That's a bit of a bummer. Though, honestly, I think the Spurs have a better chance of beating the Blazers from their bench than with a coupla tuckered-out veterans. [UPDATE: I was really, really wrong about this and clearly know nothing ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

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