How Big is This Win For The Lakers? Rebecca Haarlow Jetting to L.A.

It's getting to be quite the get-together of folks who have signed on to work this summer for the Los Angeles Lakers after putting the Portland Trail Blazers in their rearview mirror. First it was guard Steve Blake. Then Theo Ratliff. And now the unkindest cut of all: As first reported by Blazersedge, Blazers sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow is leaving to patrol the sidelines for the Lakers. ...   More
Friday, July 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Don't Save Up for a Blazers Jersey of Chris Paul

At the risk of violating the "never say never" rule when it comes to possible trades and posturing by players, today's news out of New Orleans that Chris Paul seems content with the Hornets should let Trail Blazers fans stand down from high alert about any deal to bring Paul to Portland. In case you don't follow the offseason NBA, Paul had listed the Blazers among the teams he'd like to be traded ...   More
Monday, July 26, 2010 HANK STERN

Greg Oden vs. Blake Griffin in the Blazers' First Preseason Game?

The Portland Trail Blazers' preseason schedule was released today. And while these things are generally pretty un-thrilling, the Blazers' first matchup against the Clippers on Oct. 5 could be interesting: If both players are healthy and their respective coaching staffs see fit, this could be the first time Greg Oden and Blake Griffin (the top draft picks from 2007 and 2009, respectively) face each ...   More
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Trail Blazers Schedule Released

The NBA released the entire Portland Trail Blazers' 2010-11 schedule today after last week's tease that told us where the Blazers are playing on Christmas Day as well as the team's preseason schedule. Below are some of the highlights from the entire regular-season schedule for what will likely be a campaign of 50-55 wins. Ordinarily, that would be a successful mark. But this year, it's one ...   More
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 HANK STERN

Brandon Roy's Rap Video Cameo

Portland Trail Blazers fans awoke this morning to star player Brandon Roy in a new role: bit player in this video (lyrics NSFW) by Cali & Cavalli (at about the 1:29 and 3:07 mark). [youtube][/youtube] Roy's brief non-speaking appearances in the video "What They Want" (the "they" being pot and money) has been the subject of conversation on ...   More
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Money Watch: The Latest Notable Donations In Oregon Governor Race

Republican candidate Chris Dudley, a former pro basketball player whose NBA career included a stint in Portland, has picked up a $5,000 donation from the Trail Blazers, according to fund-raising reports he filed today. He also reported $40,000 from the Restaurant Association-connected Mahonia Hall Hospitality PAC, and $10,000 each from long-time Republican donor Richard Geary of Portland and ...   More
Friday, August 20, 2010 HANK STERN

Paul Allen Says He Has a Clean Bill of Health

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who was diagnosed last year with lymphoma, says in a video interview released today on the team's web site that his health is good. "I'm doing great," said Allen, 57. "I just had the test this week, a follow-up test and it was clean, which brought a smile to my face as you can imagine." The Blazers' billionaire owner beat Hodgkin's disease more than ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 HANK STERN

Blazers, Joey Harrington Weigh In on Oregon Governor's Race

The Portland Trail Blazers this week contributed $20,000 to Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley. Dudley played for the Blazers from 1993 through 1997 and again from 2001 through 2003. Dudley also served as a paid "ambassador" for the Blazers last year according to the Statement of Economic Interest he filed with the state. Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber also picked up a sports-related ...   More
Thursday, October 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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