Cut of the Day: "I Took My Aldridge Jersey To Goodwill," Colin Jenkins

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Every Blazers fan is taking the loss of LaMarcus Aldridge differently. Some went the Cleveland route and burned jerseys. Others have dealt with their grief in a much more passive-aggressive manner—by simply donating those jerseys to second-hand stores. That is, apparently, how Colin Jenkins of local cabana-pop group Rio Grands has coped. But then he went home and did something even more Portland-y: ...   More
Friday, July 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Goodnight, LaMarcus: A Guide to Your Changing Trail Blazer Emotions


Over the long, hot weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers evaporated. Wes Matthews declared for the Dallas Mavericks, Robin Lopez signed with the New York Knicks, and LaMarcus Aldridge finally made his cryptic intentions perfectly clear and cast his lot with the sad-ass San Antonio Spurs. Nicolas Batum was already gone. The team didn’t seem to make even a cursory effort to re-sign anyone. Only Damian ...   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

Crystal Ballers

The Trail Blazers are falling apart. Here’s why it’s not as bad as it looks.

The next National Basketball Association season is still four months away. But the Portland Trail Blazers as you know them right now seem moments from vanishing.  July 1 marks the beginning of    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

The Blazers Off-Season Report

Who's staying? Who's likely going? What the hell is happening?!?!


Oh, hello there! Welcome to my Blazers Offseason Bungalow, deep in the woods. I like to sit in here with a tall glass of orange juice and consider things that aren't the Portland Trail Blazers. For instance: hummingbirds. They are birds but they share many behaviors with bugs. How exactly did this happen? Are, perhaps, birds and bugs not so dissimilar? If this is the case, how different are we ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

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.


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.

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


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


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