Bill Schonely describes the origins of ‘Rip City’ in the fifth installment of the Rip City Legacy commercial series.
In forty nine seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers have had sixty seven centers. Most of them not lasting more than a year on the team. But, there are a handful of them who not only endured, but made a lasting impression on the team and fans. Some of them helped lead the Blazers deep into […]
One of the most important positions in basketball, the shooting guard is often the primary scorer. They are depended on to be sharpshooters from the arc, to get to the basket with ease, and use their quickness to steal the ball from opponents. The Blazers have had some of the best shooters, some of […]
The point guard is in ways the most important and hardest position in the game of basketball.To be successful It requires not only skill and talent on the physical level, but the sharpest of minds. A point guard has to see the whole court, his fellow players, understand the game plan and execute it with […]
Professional sports is a business. We are constantly reminded of that fact, as our favorite players leave in free agency (like LaMarcus Aldridge), and our arenas are renamed after failing healthcare corporations. But at the heart of pro sports, there is supposed to be a deep connection between the team and the city it represents. […]
As I posted yesterday on S2 would be happening this morning, I was able to have a conversation with someone who has been very plugged into the NBA for a number of years and whose opinion I greatly respect. It has been suggested that Portland is one of the places that will get consideration for […]