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  1. RonBrewer

    RonBrewer Well-Known Member

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    If you experienced the Championship as a young boy, girl, older or whatever. What are some memories you have?

    I was 10. Playing baseball at Alpenrose, going to Capitol Hill Elementary and went to Humdinger one a week [just found out it's closed] Never had a tater tot like it. I was all in on the Blazers. I cried when they lost but i knew we were gonna win the Championship. Lionel "The Train" Hollins was my favorite player. i have a vivid memory of him wearing a face mask for awhile. I think, he had a broken jaw or cheekbone but man he was a solid player. Defender, could shoot and handle the ball with good size.

    Also loved Johnny Davis and Dave Twardzik and everyone's favorite The Enforcer, Maurice Lucas. I remember that series so well. I remember the fight vividly. Fans these days would hate the team, we really only carried four guards and Hollins was the tallest at 6'3. I guess Lloyd Neal, Bobby Gross, and Larry Steele would qualify as 2's these days but they were forwards back then. Man the game has changed a lot.

    But that's where i became one of the first Blazer Maniacs. Rip City was Rockin' and it sure was a lot of fun.

    My most hated team back then was the Seattle Supersonics. That was a true rivalry and one like we haven't seen since in the NBA. Downtown Freddy Brown, Gus Williams, Paul Silas, they had some very strong teams.

    Anyhoo, would love to hear some memories from any of you that remember it well

    RIP CITY
     
  2. GriLtCheeZ

    GriLtCheeZ "Well, I'm not lookin' for trouble."

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    I was 3 years old and was living in North Portland a few blocks from Sandy Bar's Flea Market/Portland Sports Arena. I remember people being excited about the blazers, but I didn't know what exactly was going on. I barely remember watching Star Wars in the theater that year. A year or two later I remember asking Portland Police officers for blazers basketball cards because they used to pass them out sometimes back then.
     
  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I think you mean geriatric blazer fans :devilwink:
     
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    I was still a sperm trying to find that right egg.
     
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    I was 19 and I’ll never forget it. Best time of my life.
     
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    I'm 55 and been here about six or seven years less than you. How in the hell do you have 82k posts? You love hearing yourself talk, i'll give you that.

    Quality over quantity home boy. I'm betting you're no Spring Chicken yourself
     
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    I was also 10. I grew up in SW WA and pretended to be Lucas while playing bball on recess. I worked on the glare as much as I worked on my game. Maybe that is how I became a 6' center in high school...lol.

    Good post.
     
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    I was 23....it was special. I was planting trees in Oregon to make my land payments in the back Sierras and we listened to the playoffs on the radio when we could.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Lighten up Francis.
     
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    I'm chill. Go eat another weenie and think about all the topics you are going to start on here tomorrow
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Do you always lash out like a child when someone makes a harmless joke?

    55 is a little old for these feeble attempts at insults.
     
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    At the game with my father. Harry Glickman came into my dad’s bar somewhere between occasionally and frequently. He was always very nice to me as a kid. I was at the first game because of Mr. Glickman too
     
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    I had an uncle Gerry
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Hey Sly, I have like 30k fewer posts than you. Go get a life you loser!
     
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    and 67k fewer likes than me...
     
  18. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I don’t have the disposable income to hire a Russian bot farm to like all my posts.
     
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    Did he pronounce it Gerry or Gerry?
     
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