Oden v. Durant: Heavyweight Hoops Question Debated By These Heavyweight Hoops Guys

[youtube EgZi6kajBuc] We've weighed in on the Greg Oden or Kevin Durant debate before. But who cares that we think Oden will eventually pan out? Now much greater minds than mine tackle the question of whether the Trail Blazers made the right move by drafting Oden over Durant. My favorite part of how those folks at Sports Illustrated frame the question: the first sentence is "Greg Oden hasn't ...   More
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers' Developer of Rose Quarter Gets Called Out By Columnist in Kansas City

With the Portland Trail Blazers looking to the Cordish Co. for redevelopment of the Rose Quarter, The Oregonian's Ted Sickinger wrote a good piece last month from Kansas City about the Power & Light entertainment district built in Kansas City by Cordish. Sickinger found some fans of the district, but he described the place at first glance as "corporate hip, a formulaic mixture of "entertainment ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 HANK STERN

Blazers Media Day: Jerryd Bayless Halts Any Andre Miller Honeymoon

All of Portland may not be thrilled over the arrival of point guard Andre Miller. At today's media day at the Rose Garden as the Trail Blazers open camp this week, holdover second-year Blazers point guard Jerryd Bayless answered questions about Miller in the fewest words possible. Bayless acknowledged that Miller and last year's starting point guard, Steve Blake, are the frontrunners to play. ...   More
Monday, September 28, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Trail Blazers Want You To Imagine JumpTown

The Portland Development Commission wants development concepts for Memorial Coliseum, and Portland's NBA franchise has an idea: using the arena as one of the centerpieces of a "mixed-use sports and entertainment district" known as JumpTown, according to a press release from the Blazers. According to the project's website, the Rose Quarter would be renovated into an eco-friendly district serving ...   More
Monday, November 2, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Bill Simmons Greeted Like a Rock Star at Book Signing

Bill Simmons may not be bigger than the Beatles. But for pro basketball fans, he's pretty damn close. The ESPN sportswriter was at the Borders Bookstore in Beaverton on Thursday night to sign copies of The Book of Basketball, his tome on pro hoops. The suburban parking lot was full 45 minutes beforehand, and people were literally sprinting through the parking lot into the bookstore after they ...   More
Friday, November 20, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Greg Oden Apologizes for "Embarrassing" Photos

Sitting on a chair, holding a cane and surrounded by reporters, injured Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden this evening apologized several times and said he was deeply embarrassed by the naked photos of him that surfaced this morning on the Internet. At the 6 pm press conference convened at the Blazers' practice facility in Tualatin, local reporters then showered Oden, who turned 22 on Friday, ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Where Jesse Jackson Went After The Rally

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Jazz Vs. Blazers

It takes some time to acclimate a new player to a team. That's what every Blazer fan—and even coach Nate McMillan—is admitting after Friday night's blowout home loss to Boston. How bad was the game? Well, the Blazers tied a record low with just seven assists for the entire game. Boston's Rajon Rondo had that many in the first quarter. It was ugly almost from the first tip, and Marcus Camby's ...   More
Sunday, February 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Trail Blazers, Major League Soccer and Ducks

Three depressing thoughts from the world of sports in the last coupla days: 1) Here's something to take your mind off the Trail Blazers' epic collapse last night against Utah: Go watch Sonicsgate, as I did Saturday night (thanks to BAM: the Beer and Movie Fest). The story of how a market like Seattle lost the Sonics should scare the hell out of Blazers fans when they think about the Blazers' ...   More
Monday, February 22, 2010 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Wizards at Blazers

Tonight is one of the most exciting nights in all of sports, the kind of night that kids across this great country dream about while shooting baskets in their driveway, the kind of night that breaks hearts, that makes legends, that makes us all believe in Cinderella and miracles. I am, of course, talking about SXSW. That's where your usual Blazer bloggers, Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer, ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 AARON MESH


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