When it comes to the Portland Trailblazers, I try not to get my hopes up anymore. After that whole Sam Bowie/Michael Jordan incident back in ’84, it seems as though the Blazers have been cursed with only being able to draft or trade for drug users (Stoudamire and Rasheed…smh), drug smugglers (Stoudemire again), THUG KILLA NIGGAs (Sebastian Telfair), and worst of all – white cats with no jumpers (besides Danny Ainge). Granted Clyde “The Glide” did lead us to a few good playoff runs back in the day, showing the world that most we could actually make a couple of Finals appearances. But like Ricky Bobby says: “If yer not first, yer last.”
So with a #1 draft pick this year (thanks to an astounding record of 32-50) we’ve selected Mr. Greg Oden, and we’re shipping Zach Randolph’s ass clear across the country for Steve Francis and Channing Frye. Now I honestly don’t care what this does for our team, because like I said – I don’t get my hopes up anymore. But what I will say is that judging by the pic above, Oden should fit right in here at the “Land of the Snow Bunny“, and I look forward to knowing somebody who knows somebody who is friends with Oden’s security guard at his future Lake Oswego mansion (if he’s anything like Zach then I’m sure he’s gonna party like a rockstar).
With that being said, welcome to Portland Mr. Oden….and here’s to another boring Blazer season full of lots of arrests and more off-the-court excitement….I can’t wait.