The Slant – Episode 159 ☆

Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune joins The Slant with Brad Stein and talks about the possibilities of MLB coming to Portland and the Portland Trail Blazers’ chances of defeating Houston. Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
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Damian Lillard disses retired stars with 'no rings' in Foot Locker ad (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard stars in a new Foot Locker commercial promoting their new adidas gear. In the hilarious ad, Lillard talks about not wanting to be "one of those guys that never won a ring". Unfortunately, that gets Lillard into trouble not only with retired NFL running backs Barry Sanders and LaDanian Tomlinson, but with retired NBA stars Chris...
Via Holdout Sports
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Report: Damian Lillard Signs Massive $100 Million Sneaker Deal With Adidas

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard recently signed a blockbuster contract extension on his sneaker endorsement deal with Adidas reportedly worth $100 million throughout a 10-year span. Lillard, the reigning Rookie of the Year, has exploded into a dynamic basketball player at the point guard position. He’s currently averaging 20.8 points and 5.6 assists per game in...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard offends NFL & NBA greats in new commercial

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard signed a contract extension with adidas on Monday that will reportedly pay him $100MM dollars. And then he got to offending some NFL and NBA players for pay.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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Damian Lillard stars in funny ‘No Rings’ Foot Locker commercial

In case you missed it, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard extended his shoe contract with Adidas and while the terms of the deal aren’t known at this point, it was the third richest shoe contract of all-time. In other notable Damian Lillard shoe news, he recently partook in a Foot Locker commercial called “No Rings”. The premise of the ad shows Damian coming back from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nicholas Batum Has The NBA’s Most Polite Interview Videobomb

While some players prefer an aggressive interview videobomb (Chris Bosh exhibits A and B), Nicolas Batum takes a more polite approach.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Slim hopes still alive for fourth seed

The Portland Trail Blazers are playing well and still in the hunt for the fourth seed in the Western Conference as they only have two games remaining in the regular season. Their chances are slim, as the Houston Rockets (53-27) will have to lose their last two games after beating the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night. Portland (52-28) will have to win their remaining two games...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Freeland upgraded to ‘questionable’

Injured Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland has been upgraded from “game-time decision” to “questionable” for tomorrow night’s contest against the Golden State Warriors. The news is certainly something Portland fans should find exciting. Freeland has missed the last 28 games due to a knee injury he suffered in February, but Portland coach Terry Stotts says the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barton finds role with team but his future is uncertain

Portland Trail Blazers guard Will Barton has cemented himself right in the thick of the rotation as Portland is two games away from concluding the regular season before heading into the playoffs. Barton, 23, for most of the season played the role of the human cigar, only being inserted into the game when the team had a huge lead or when there was a deficit to large to overcome....
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Portland Trail Blazers’ seed in 2014 NBA playoffs

How High Can They Climb? At this point in the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers are fighting for home-court advantage in the 2014 playoffs. The team hasn’t been to the postseason since 2011, and the question is: Do they need home-court advantage to make the second round for the first time since 2000? As of April 10 at 12:00 a.m. PT, here’s how the standings look in the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – A Year Of Exceeded Expectations

Before the NBA season began I was cautiously optimistic with what General Manager Neil Olshey was able to do over the offseason. Leading into the season, I wrote that my prediction was a team that would hover around .500 and fight for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Boy, how things have changed over the course of the season. Here we are in mid-April watching a Portland Trail...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorell Wright Sinks Game-Winning Three to Lift Portland Trail Blazers (Video)

Damian Lillard found Dorell Wright in the left corner for the game-winning three-pointer Wednesday night, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers over the Sacramento Kings, 100-99. Wright, who went 0-for-4 prior to the huge basket, picked the right time to score his only bucket. NBA reporters asked Wright his thoughts on the game-winning shot: “That was pretty cool. Especially sitting...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers meet Toni and Candace in Portlandia sketch

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are huge fans of the television show, “Portlandia” since we happen to be based in Portland, Oregon. Recently, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein got the opportunity to film a couple of sketches for an upcoming episode which featured many notable Trail Blazers players and the Blazer dance team. One of the sketches features Toni and Candace (from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers show urgency with 2014 NBA playoffs looming

Back on Track Wesley Mattews tried to warn you. When the Portland Trail Blazers experienced arguably their worst loss of the NBA season — a 124-94 debacle against the Charlotte Bobcats – Wesley Matthews was the one who took it personally, issuing a guarantee of sorts when challenged by a reporter. According to The Oregonian‘s Joe Freeman, an unnamed reported asked whether...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Momentum is picking up for the playoffs

The Portland Trail Blazers are so close to clinching a spot in this year’s playoff race. They had a chance to do it last night against a Phoenix Suns team that has proved to be a difficult matchup for the Blazers this season. The Suns like to go small with their lineups and proved they wanted it more than the Blazers as they seek the final playoff spot in the West, showcasing their...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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