Seven foot tall Bosnian basketball star Jusuf Nurkic came to the Trailblazers in a trade at the NBA All Star Break. Since then he has energized the Zers and led them to a considerable number of victories. Friday, a Bosnian band called Dubioza Kolektiv released a surprisingly good tribute song called “Nurk Fever,” which . . . → Read More: Dubioza Kolektiv – Nurk Fever
The Golden State Warriors ended their playoff series last night with a 125-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Though the Blazers won only one of the five games, the widespread consensus is that they gave the Warriors all they could handle. Game 5 was no different than most of the other games, with . . . → Read More: Blazers-Warriors Game 5: Warriors Close It Out, by Chuck Strom
The news that Stephen Curry would play in last night’s Game 4 between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors seemed a significant but not earth-shaking development, and when I checked the first-half score and saw the Blazers up by ten, I figured the game was over and that Curry would need . . . → Read More: Blazers-Warriors Game 4: He’s Baaaaaack! By Chuck Strom
In Game 3 of the NBA West Semifinals last night between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors, the Blazers did to the Warriors what the Warriors have done to the NBA for two years. Every time the Warriors made a run at the Blazers in the second half, even closing the . . . → Read More: Blazers Torch the Warriors in Game 3, by Chuck Strom
One should never judge a series by its first game, but with their 118-106 victory, the Dubs took care of business with a 20-point lead in the first quarter, never allowing the score to get close after that. Lillard and McCollum shot a combined 30% from the floor—they and the Blazers may have been . . . → Read More: Game 1 to the Warriors, by Chuck Strom
When I saw the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers back in November, I wrote at the time that the Blazers looked better than expected, while the Clippers seemed to have more than their share of issues. I would have never predicted, though, that the Blazers would not only make the NBA . . . → Read More: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs, by Chuck Strom
This article is an interesting update on the Blazers/Cavs game last December, suggesting that the LeBron and company may have scaled down their level of play on purpose, possibly to persuade ownership to ship Coach Blatt out the door.
No one will likely confess to the deed, but it would not be the . . . → Read More: Blazers Dominated LeBron: What Was Up With That? by Chuck Strom
Damien Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers is back with another song and video:
The Blazers celebrate a hard-earned victory.
In our NFL-focused society, it can be easy to forget that the NBA season actually starts in November. For those who haven’t paid attention, there already have been some interesting developments, including a fired coach (Kevin McHale of the Houston Rockets) and a Golden State Warriors team that . . . → Read More: It’s November – Time Again for Rip City, by Chuck Strom
One sick jam from charismatic Portland Trailblazers point guard Damien Lillard aka Dame Dolla:
Steph Curry at pregame warmup
Recently, the Portland Trail Blazers graciously issued me a media pass for their game against the Golden State Warriors. It is the greatest benefit I have received for what is essentially a writing hobby, and if I never receive any other compensation, it will all have been worth it . . . → Read More: The Golden State Warriors Bring Their “A” Game To Rip City, by Chuck Strom
In John Canzano’s Oregonian column today, he’s convinced Greg Oden is going to be an even bigger disappointment to Trailblazers fans than in the next year or so than he’s been already. He may leave the Blazers as early as summer 2012. Canzano’s column is here.
Video: Dallas downs Portland in Game 1