Why dont we retire Buck Williams Jersey and Scottie Pippen
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  1. Alex Pierott
    Alex Pierott
    Posts: 46

    Posted 09/06/2010 1:12 AM

    ? i know Pippen didnt pull up fancy numbers its just he lead us almost got us to finals and idk y hes not at least a assaint coach and idk rly whos buck williams i just know he was good
  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 09/07/2010 3:19 PM

    Portland already has one of the most numbers retired by any franchise and its kind of laughable considering we have only won 1 title. I thank all of the players for being Blazers, but having a number retired should only be offered to the creme of the crop, and in Portland's case should have only been Drexler and Walton, but I wouldn't argue with Porter or Lucas either.

    So, while Buck and Pip helped get us close to the 'Ship, it never came to fruition. Pip had his best years in Chicago and if you retire Buck's number then you have to do the same for Duck and Kersey. Now, I could understand if those early 90's teams won 1 or 2 titles to retire those numbers, but without the merit of winning a title here, I just couldn't justify it.
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  1. RipCityVice
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    Posted 09/08/2010 9:25 AM

    I second the notion that they franchise has retired too many numbers, and with one title. We'll be out of usable numbers within ten years if it keeps up. Besides, Greg's using 52, Dante's using 33. Buck just doesn't come that close anyway to needing his jersey retired. As far as I'm concerned, the only Blazers that truly deserved a number retirement are Walton, Drexler, and probably Porter. (Then again, I wasn't alive in the 70s and 80s, I'm probly missing a couple other really deserving players.)
    Plus, if you couldn't tell, Pippen is an ICON for Chicago. They deserve to have him. Should Pippen be retired by the Rockets just cuz he played there too? Nope. That jersey stays in Chi-town.
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 09/08/2010 12:12 PM

    I mean do you really think Portland Trailblazers when you hear scottie pippen
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  1. RipCityVice
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    Posted 09/08/2010 4:40 PM

    @TayC: only in Portland. occasionally.
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