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The Portland Trail Blazers seemed to get their offensive mojo back while putting an end to their recent fourth-quarter hiccups. They seek their first season series victory against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder in five years on Friday night. Portland (37-19) struggled offensively in back-to-back losses after the break, shooting a combined 38.3 percent against Utah and Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

PDX Bike Lane Art Honors Blazers Jerome Kersey

A photo posted by Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) on Feb 24, 2015 at 7:21pm PST In a classy move to honor Portland Trail Blazers Jerome Kersey who suddenly passed away last week. The Portland Bureau of Transportation created this piece of bike lane art which according to Bike Portland sits at NE Multnomah Blvd, west of Wheeler Ave. in front of the steps at the south...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 2/24

If you heard a dull thud near downtown Portland, that was the Portland Trail Blazers after the first two games post-All-Star break. First, they barely reached 70 against the rebuilding Utah Jazz, then they got their hearts ripped out–again–by the Memphis Grizzlies in a close game, gagging away a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. The common theme in those games is a total lack...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers honor Jerome Kersey with emotional tribute

  The Portland Trail Blazers honored beloved former player Jerome Kersey with an emotional 25 seconds of silence before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Kersey, who wore No. 25 during his 11-year tenure in Portland during the 1980s and `90s, died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said a blood clot had traveled from his left calf to his left...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Afflalo, Gee formally join the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey already knows plenty about what Arron Afflalo can bring to Portland. Now all that's left is the chemistry. The Blazers acquired Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee in a five-player deal with the Nuggets at the trading deadline. In return, Portland sent Thomas Robinson, Will Barton and Victor Claver and a lottery-protected...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake changes uniform number to honor Jerome Kersey

The NBA world received said news earlier this week that former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey passed away at the age of 52 due to a blood clot. Kersey spent 11 seasons with the Blazers, wearing uniform No. 25 for each of them. That number is now being worn by Steve Blake, or it used...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Honors Jerome Kersey, Changes Jersey Number

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake will honor the passing of former player Jerome Kersey by changing his jersey number to 5, so the franchise can retire the number 25 Kersey wore while playing in Portland. “Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to this city,” said Blake. “I’ve known Jerome for a long time now and wanted to honor him and his vast contributions...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo in big time deal

Today’s trade deadline was expected to be a game changer, and when the clock struck six, the day’s events don’t disappoint. The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets in addition to backup forward Alonzo Gee. The Nuggets in turn receive Thomas Robinson, Will Barton, Victor Claver and a lottery draft pick in 2016. Afflalo has averaged 14.5...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Acquires Arron Afflalo During NBA Trade Deadline Frenzy

Needing a boost off the bench and a potential starter if and when Wesley Matthews leaves town this summer, Portland Trail Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey pulled the trigger on a deal that brought Denver sharp shooter Arron Afflalo and reserve defensive specialist Alonzo Gee to the Rose City. Afflalo, known mostly for his outside shooting prowess than anything else, could provide the spark...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake honors Blazers Great Jerome Kersey By Changing His Jersey Number

Portland guard Steve Blake will honor the late Jerome Kersey — by changing his jersey number from 25 to 5 — so that Kersey’s number can hang in the rafters. Steve Blake changing his jersey number in Portland in honor of the late Jerome Kersey. Really classy move: pic.twitter.com/gtU1soUiuk — Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 20, 2015 Steve Blake honors Jerome Kersey...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey died from blood clot in his lungs

Beloved longtime Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerome Kersey died Wednesday because of a blood clot that broke, medical officials announced Thursday. Dr. Larry Lewman of the Oregon state medical examiner’s office shared the news with The Oregonian and says a blood clot from Kersey’s left calf broke loose, traveled to his lungs and clogged his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets trade Arron Afflalo to Trail Blazers

The Denver Nuggets have traded shooting guard Arron Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee to the Portland Trail Blazers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. In exchange, Portland sends Denver Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson, a future lottery protected 1st and a second-round pick. Portland’s sending 2016 first-round lottery protected pick. If not conveyed, becomes...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey, Michael Jordan and the 1987 Dunk Contest

Jerome Kersey recent passing allows us to remember when "Mercy" Kersey and Michael Jordan squared off in the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest. The post When Jerome Kersey And Michael Jordan Squared Off In The 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Blazers F Jerome Kersey passes away

Former longtime Portland Trailblazers forward Jerome Kersey died on Wednesday at the age of 52, the team confirmed. Kersey was a second-round pick by the Blazers out of Longwood in 1984 and played 11 of his 17 career seasons in Portland. Kersey averaged 10.3 points per game throughout his career, including a career-best 19.2 points...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Deadline Preview

Now that the flash and spectacle of All-Star break is now squarely in the rearview mirror, it’s suddenly time to get serious about basketball, as the race for playoff positioning will begin in earnest once teams return to action later this week. Of course, with the Western Conference race maybe the most competitive in the history of the league, just about everybody outside of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers trade rumors: Potential targets

With three days left until the NBA trade deadline, could the Portland Trail Blazers make a move? The team has a chance to make a deep playoff run if it stays healthy- the key word being healthy. LaMarcus Aldridge has already incurred a thumb injury with half the season left to go, so a hint of worry is natural in Rip City. It doesn’t help that the 2015 Western Conference seems...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers’ Aldridge forgot how to properly inbound the ball

I thought the All-Star game was a collection of the best players in the league, who do everything better than the rest of the players who aren’t playing in the annual event. You know, they score the ball better, rebound better, pass the ball better and oh I don’t know, inbound the ball better. So what happened to the Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge when he TRIED to inbound the ball...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr Names LaMarcus Aldridge All-Star Starter

LaMarcus Aldridge will be starting in the all-star game tonight. ESPN reports that Western conference All-Star coach Steve Kerr has named Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge as a starter in the all-star game replacing the injured New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Kerr named Aldridge the replacement Saturday after rumors were out that Oklahoma City Thunder...
Via Basketball Bicker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard gets his All-Star nod

It looks like Damian Lillard will get his All-Star nod after all. After it was announced that Blake Griffin would miss the All-Star Game with a staph infection, commissioner Adam Silver got to choose another player to replace him. Who did he go with? Damian Lillard of course! Portland @TrailBlazers guard @Dame_Lillard to replace injured Blake Griffin for Western Conference at #NBAAllStarNYC...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James misses Cavs-Blazers game due to wrist injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding high, owners of a seven-game winning streak, but to continue it, they’ll need to do so without LeBron James. The Cavaliers announced just before Wednesday night’s tipoff that James would miss his career-high 10th game of the season with a sore right wrist. He is also likely to miss an 11th game on Friday against Sacramento. LeBron James out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland's Thomas Robinson is no bust

​ I feel bad for Thomas Robinson. I really do. It seems like the NBA is as open and fair a competition as you could ever devise to find out who the best basketball players are in the world. If you can’t cut it in the NBA, it seems like you should have nobody to blame for yourself. I think that’s the case—for the most part. Sometimes, though, a player’s personal development...
Via The Sports Post
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Portland Trail Blazer big man LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo surgery on his left thumb after he injured it in Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. The team lost that game 118-113 and it looks like they’ve lost Aldridge for almost two months now. #Blazers say MRI reveals that LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will have surgery, miss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

Damian Lillard is quickly becoming one of the NBA’s best clutch players.  Tuesday night in OKC, Lillard hit a three to send the game into OT that looked a lot like the one he hit against the Houston Rockets in last year’s playoffs. That shot certainly entered the memory of Blazers analyst Mike Rice.  But in calling back to the Rockets buzzer beater, he had a slight geography...
Via Awful Announcing
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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