From the Elbow: What's In a Chant?

Portland has grown to love LaMarcus Aldridge. Will he love us back?

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Basketball games can be broken down into a collection of related but seemingly unique moments. Basketball seasons can be broken down into a collection of related but seemingly unique games. And professional basketball careers can be broken down into a collection of related but seemingly unique seasons. One moment doesn’t define a game, just as one game doesn’t define a season, or ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow: A November to Remember

The Blazers just finished a nearly all-time best month. But what does it mean?

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All things being equal, November 2013 wasn’t the best month for sports in the state of Oregon. On Nov. 7, down in Palo Alto, Calif., the University of Oregon Ducks football team, as viable a candidate for the BCS Championship Game as there was in college football this season, was steamrolled by the muscular running game of the Stanford Cardinal, ending their bid for the natty.  Then, ...   More
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow #12: To Trade or Not To Trade

The Blazers have a tough choice when it comes to LaMarcus Aldridge.

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The NBA offseason acquisition and trade period has officially begun, and that means every team in the league is scrambling to make the biggest splash. The Blazers are no exception, although what the team might choose to do and which players they decide to pursue probably won’t make the boldest headlines. The Blazers are (hopefully) opting out of the Dwight Howard chase that has the ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Scoop: LaMarcus Aldridge Does Portlandia

Gossip hotter than a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.


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ALL-STARRING ROLE: Before his appearance Sunday at the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is set for an appearance on Portlandia.    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Almost Live: Clippers at Blazers

Lob City Comes to Rip City

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The camera flashes to the hall just outside the locker room, as it always does before games, and most of the players glance sideways at the camera for a minute or ignore it all together. Nolan Smith, though, flashes a smile and a big peace sign, like he's a giddy fan who has falsely assumed he's on national television. I like that. Looseness. I know Nolan probably won't see the court much—if at all—tonight, ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Lakers vs. Blazers (Trade Deadline Edition)

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Will it snow? Will the Blazers make a trade? Did Michael Jordan really get cold feet at the last minute and pull out of a deal that would send prized forward/defensive beast Gerald Wallace to Portland? --- So many questions to answer tonight, and to think I almost went two sentences without mentioning Kobe. These things I do know: Portland is riding a six game winning streak into the usual rivalry ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

One Piece of Consolation—Again—for LaMarcus Aldridge

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 Maybe if LaMarcus Aldridge wins enough "Western Conference Player of the Week" honors, it won't matter if the Portland Trail Blazers' power forward didn't make the All-Star Team.Days before this Sunday's All-Star Game, Aldridge today picked up his second "player of the week" award this season—less than a month after getting his first one.Certainly something for Aldridge to be proud of while ...   More
 
Monday, February 14, 2011 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Blake Griffin (a.k.a. the Los Angeles Clippers) at Portland


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So, Blake Griffin and Joel Przybilla are going to get in a fight tonight, right? I mean, they'll at least get in a really wicked stare-down. And I can't wait. Even if it incites Blake and gets him playing ridiculous basketball, I want it to happen. Because I crave violence. Because I was raised on it. Because I'm an American, damnit. --- I've talked to a few people today who think this game will be ...   More
 
Thursday, January 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Raptors at Blazers


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Who's ready for an exciting Saturday night game against the Toronto Raptors! The Rose Garden's already shady wireless is down before the game starts, so I guess I have to keep this brief. The Raptors—and their beastly rebounding machine Reggie Evans—come in at 1-4. The Blazers should be 5-1, but Nate McMillan's continued persistance that giving the ball to Brandon Roy at the top of the ...   More
 
Saturday, November 6, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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