October 28, 2008 |
Blazermania never dies, it turns out, although it did have to go into hiding for all those years while the Portland Trail Blazers tried to find it and kill it. Talk about retro. Remember the birth of the adoring folk movement in 1977 when the team won its title and a headband-wearing Bill Walton pedaled his bike to the victory parade? Remember someone stealing Walton's bike?
September 14, 2007 |
Greg Oden: Wait till next year Blazermania, catch it and wait till next year. The Portland Trail Blazers' hopes of returning to contention were rescheduled Thursday with the announcement that prized rookie Greg Oden has been lost for the season. Oden, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft and considered the best young center since Tim Duncan, underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee Thursday. Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard, who exclaimed "Rip City again, here we come!"
December 15, 2003 |
Frank and Mary Gill's season tickets at the Rose Garden used to place them among the most coveted locations in the city: second row, Seats 7 and 8, about 25 feet from the middle of the court at every Portland Trail Blazer home game. Now the only thing their seats offer is a prime view of a once-proud franchise in its decline. The Gills occupy them at their own risk; Frank was hit by a piece of chewing gum that Trail Blazer Bonzi Wells threw in frustration last season.
December 14, 2003 |
The boos came down hard and authoritatively when Rasheed Wallace's name was announced, for the moment disproving yet another part of Wallace's now-infamous interview. "I ain't worried about that," Wallace said. "That [stuff] don't affect me. I still go out there and play. Just because they're raining the boos, that don't stop me from playing." Didn't stop him from scoring 28 points in a Trail Blazer victory over the Lakers, either.
April 9, 2003 |
Damon Stoudamire scored 21 points for Portland, and the Houston Rockets tied a franchise-record low by shooting only 29.5% in the Trail Blazers' 81-66 victory Tuesday night at Houston. The point total was a season-low for Houston, which made only three of 24 shots in the third quarter. Bonzi Wells had 17 points for Portland and Arvydas Sabonis came off the bench to score 11 points. James Posey led the Rockets with 15 points, all in the first half.
December 23, 2002 |
It's not a big deal. That's what most of the Golden State Warriors said. Just a little bit of temper, just a little posturing, just a little punching and shoving and taunting. Just a little bit of Chris Mills with a car full of buddies pulling in front of the Portland team bus. Just a little bit of shouting threats and punching on bus windows in the parking lot of a public arena in Oakland, where some fans were still leaving after the Friday night game between Golden State and Portland.