Porter, Pippen Inducted Into NAIA Hall of Fame, what's your fondest memory?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/24/2010 1:40 PM

    From the Portland Tribune-
     Porter played his college ball from 1981-85. He took part in three NAIA national championship tournaments. He was an NAIA All-American twice and in 1984 was the Chuck Taylor Tournament MVP and an NAIA player-of-the-year honoree. He went on to play 17 years in the NBA, helping the Blazers to two NBA finals and making it to the NBA All-Star game twice. The Blazers retired his jersey in 2008.

    Congrats guys! Amazing at what diamonds in the rough those guy were. I guess it's true, no matter where you play, the scouts will find you!
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/24/2010 2:30 PM

    For myself, a couple of moments stand out for each.
    Porter was tough to nail down just one memory as my favorite, because he was such an integral part of thsoe three amazing teams, but it had to be his play against John Stockton in the 92 WCF. He was sensational, easily the best Trail Blazer on the court over the course of the series and took the wind out of the Jazz's sails early and often.

    For Pippen, it was two memories. The first had to be the game-winning three to defeat the Jazz in Game 5 of the Western Semis to put us back into the WCF for the 2nd straight year. The other was his game 5 performance against the Lakers in the WCF when he busted out his championship rings to inspire the guys to battle back from down 1-3 in the series against LA.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 08/24/2010 3:26 PM

    It was Game 4 of the 1992 Western Conference Semis in Phoenix with the Trail Blazers holding a 2-1 series lead. Down 3 in the closing minutes, TP takes Kevin Johnson hard to the rack, puts up the lay-up, takes the body contact and nails the And-1. Tie Game. Portland ended up going on to win one of the highest scoring playoff games in history, 153-151, and eventually wrapping up the series in 5.

    For Pip it was the entire 2000 WCF. The jawing back and forth with Rock Fox and Phil Jackson, the throwing of the towels after the Game 3 loss at home, and just taking the leadership role and getting us oh so close to our 1st championship since 77. He definitely upped his level of play for that series.
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