Here is KYKN Sports Director Justin Herr and I discussing how we were going to do the interviews with the Trailblazer officials.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Greg Oden in his first "official" practice last week.
Last week we had the pleasure of having Portland Trailblazers officials and players in our studios here at 1430 KYKN.
I have to tell you my Blazer history.
I was the BIGGEST fan all the way back to 1974 when the Blazers drafted Bill Walton. Walton was my basketball hero as a teenager. I lived through all of his injuries, weird politics and frequent missing of games, but was greatly rewarded with a Championship and Bill Walton winning the MVP in 1977!
Later as an adult, I was a freak fan during the Drexler, Porter, Duckworth, Williams era when they went to the NBA Championship twice in three years, unfortunately losing.
Then came the "Jail Blazers" era of JR Rider, Rasheed Wallace and more.
I started drifting away and really, in the last 7 years, quit watching them.
NOW I AM BACK ALL THE WAY!!
With Greg Oden, Jared Bayless, Brandon Roy, Travis Outlaw, LaMarcus Aldredge, Rudy Fernandez and the rest, they are a great bunch of guys who are GOOD citizens and GREAT basketball players.
So, I am really looking forward to this season and I hope the return to RIP CITY!!
Here is Blazer's Team President Larry Miller, "the voice of the Blazers", Bill Schonely and me. Schonz loved my circa 1990 T-shirt in his honor!