, he of NBA.com and TNT, has long been one of my favorite NBA scribes, and he does nothing to change that opinion on today's edition of "The Beat" on NBA.com
. Aldridge, along with Frank Isola
of the New York Daily News and NBA TV, talk up our beloved Trail Blazers while discussing the best teams in the West and the worst teams in the East. Pretty easy to figure out where we fit in that equation.
There's discussion of David Aldridge's "cousin" LaMarcus, the play of Gerald Wallace and Raymond Felton and the steady leadership of coach Nate McMillan. If you want a boost of confidence going into tonight's game against the Clippers, watching at least the first five minutes of the video above would be a good start.