ESPN Power Rankings: No Love
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 10/25/2010 2:30 PM

    via ESPN-
    Even if I ditch the pessimism about its ability to stay healthy, Portland's preseason featured more squawking from B-Roy (who wants the ball more) than Rudy F (who wants to return to Europe). Didn't see that coming.
    #11? Eh, I'm not the biggest optimist around, but even 11 seems a tad low to me. There's no way the Spurs or Bucks are better and Utah 4 spots higher? Really? The Blazers are the one polarizing team amongst experts. Some feel we can challenge the Lakers while others think we'll be lucky to be in the top 6. I guess we'll find out soon enough!
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  1. McLegend
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    Posted 10/25/2010 2:49 PM

    We'll just let our playing do the talking. Then they'll come around.
    I am a fan of making Kobe cry in the Western Conference Finals.
  1. Crim
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    Posted 10/25/2010 3:07 PM

    This guy also calls himself a commitee of one. All this junk doesn't mean anything, the heat dropped to 4th because of preseason and an injury to their 4th or 5th best player (i think ilgauskas became extremely underrated in the span of one year). OKC jumping up to number 5 and jazz to 7 or 8 is CRAZY LAUGHABLE
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 10/25/2010 4:10 PM

    Wow, people are just so unbelievably threatened by LeBron and the heat.
    SuperFriends.......
        superlame........
    just hatin LeBron
    and his SuperGAME!
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. Crim
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    Posted 10/25/2010 4:45 PM

    Ya you tell all those haters pin cushion...since no one said anything bad about lebron or the heat in this thread.

    Side note, can we have post counts wiped out every once in a while, or have them penalized for getting off topic, or do something to negate this kids need to be a nuisance. Go play some more basketball and try to get on that team at your school you were tallking about, practice your free throws like Bird, write love letters to the heat claiming you've been a fan for years. Something needs to happen, or you moderators need to give us the option to mute/block users.

    Then again, at least he broke up his one rant into a multi lined poem, at this point we may have to be content with minor improvements.

    Still can't believe OKC is 5th..... W T F
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  1. blazersforlife234
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    Posted 10/25/2010 5:23 PM

    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/powerrankings/10/25/preseason/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

    check out these ones, i like them better haha
    I am a fan of winning.
  1. TayC
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    Posted 10/25/2010 6:31 PM

    Posted By Crim on 10/25/2010 4:45 PM
    Ya you tell all those haters pin cushion...since no one said anything bad about lebron or the heat in this thread.

    Side note, can we have post counts wiped out every once in a while, or have them penalized for getting off topic, or do something to negate this kids need to be a nuisance. Go play some more basketball and try to get on that team at your school you were tallking about, practice your free throws like Bird, write love letters to the heat claiming you've been a fan for years. Something needs to happen, or you moderators need to give us the option to mute/block users.

    Then again, at least he broke up his one rant into a multi lined poem, at this point we may have to be content with minor improvements.

    Still can't believe OKC is 5th..... W T F

    Dude, what the heck is your problem?
    I was referring to what the article had stated about the heat.
    Demoted before they even play a game? A two-slot dip isn't unreasonable after a preseason in which the three SuperFriends shared the court for a whopping 197 seconds and Mike Miller was lost to a major thumb injury.

    The one you, i take it didnt read?
    So thanks for being an  A hole, for absolutely no reason.



    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. Posted 10/25/2010 8:45 PM

    I don't understand why everybody underestimates Portland and when they do something good its luck or its because some other team had a bad year! Portland is one of the best teams in the NBA and people will realize that when they make their mark across the league this year by winning a championship. GO BLAZERS! 10 11 Champs 
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 10/25/2010 10:40 PM

    No one talks about us because two years straight we've been ousted out of the first round and really haven't improved our roster by much this off-season besides signing Matthews...which these ESPN analyst haven't seen how good Matthews has been for us thus far.

    As the season progresses and we rack up wins, we'll get our recognition.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. Morgan.Edeler
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    Posted 10/26/2010 8:12 PM

    wow what controversial team we have, though with our line up scrambled around we'll see how worried the lakers are now soon enough....
    I am a fan of 3-pointers and 4th quarter come-backs, BLAZER NATION!!
  1. glynn2k10
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    Posted 10/27/2010 10:35 AM

    I think rudy will forget about going overseas once the season gets going. He just got a lil excited coming from playing with spain this summer and at the same time mad at his playing time with the blazers. Now he'll get more PT, he looked like he was happy and actually putting in effort last night and thats a good sign.

    I like rudy, but he just have a nonchalant attitude sometime. He need to get it together and find and accept his role on this blazer club. No doubt when we get in the post season and especially if we go against the lakers we'll need his three point shooting to keep us sharp.
  1. glynn2k10
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    Posted 10/27/2010 10:35 AM

    I think rudy will forget about going overseas once the season gets going. He just got a lil excited coming from playing with spain this summer and at the same time mad at his playing time with the blazers. Now he'll get more PT, he looked like he was happy and actually putting in effort last night and thats a good sign.

    I like rudy, but he just have a nonchalant attitude sometime. He need to get it together and find and accept his role on this blazer club. No doubt when we get in the post season and especially if we go against the lakers we'll need his three point shooting to keep us sharp.
  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posted 10/27/2010 3:18 PM

    I think we will see more Rudy at the Point and that can help spread defenses and he is a phenominal passer.
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. EthanMoney
    EthanMoney
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    Posted 10/28/2010 3:23 PM

    Is there something I dont see in the Mavs that everyone else does? I just DO NOT see them as high as both of those ranking systems have them. Someone fill me in?
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 10/29/2010 7:38 PM

    Dirk is always a competitor, you got terry, kidd. lost bass though.
    If a team does good one year, and doesnt make many changes to its roster, or staff, i dont see why they wouldn't be considered just as good come next year..
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. I''m OUT!
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    Posted 10/31/2010 3:13 PM

    Posted By TayC on 10/25/2010 6:31 PM
    Posted By Crim on 10/25/2010 4:45 PM
    Ya you tell all those haters pin cushion...since no one said anything bad about lebron or the heat in this thread.

    Side note, can we have post counts wiped out every once in a while, or have them penalized for getting off topic, or do something to negate this kids need to be a nuisance. Go play some more basketball and try to get on that team at your school you were tallking about, practice your free throws like Bird, write love letters to the heat claiming you've been a fan for years. Something needs to happen, or you moderators need to give us the option to mute/block users.

    Then again, at least he broke up his one rant into a multi lined poem, at this point we may have to be content with minor improvements.

    Still can't believe OKC is 5th..... W T F

    Dude, what the heck is your problem?
    I was referring to what the article had stated about the heat.
    Demoted before they even play a game? A two-slot dip isn't unreasonable after a preseason in which the three SuperFriends shared the court for a whopping 197 seconds and Mike Miller was lost to a major thumb injury.

    The one you, i take it didnt read?
    So thanks for being an  A hole, for absolutely no reason.




    In case you didn't notice we are talking about not being happy about the Blazers rank, not the Heats rank, moron. Why don't you go to a Heat forum so you can express how much you want to lick the sweat off their jerseys there, instead of every other post here. We like the Blazers here.
    And he was being an Ahole for a perfectly good reason!
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 10/31/2010 3:34 PM

    Holy SUSHI roll! I actually agree with TomL for once! Go to a Heat forum if you want to lick JaBroni James balls.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/01/2010 10:29 AM

    Looks like ESPN is already on the wagon-

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  1. AnnaInTheHouse
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    Posted 11/01/2010 1:37 PM

    Well it's about time!
      The Blazers were right there with the Hornets for Team of the Week status, but there's only one topic on the minds of Blazermaniacs today after the sad, sad news about legendary enforcer Maurice Lucas. R.I.P., Luke.
    Love that we're getting recognition for our spectacular 3-0 start and the Enforcer. nicely done Marc Stein.
    I am a fan of Bringin' the Blazers back!!
  1. I''m OUT!
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    Posted 11/01/2010 3:13 PM

    Shows how much espn knows, one week later we move up SEVEN spots! If we have one bad game against the Thunder we will fall out of the top ten again.
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/01/2010 6:26 PM

    Countless times i have said that i like LeBron. Now if you can find where it says i am a heat fan in that statement please show me?

    Iam Sorry that i like the best basketball player in the league.
    And i am sorry that he just totally makes everyone else look like they dont know what theyre doing.
    I am also apologizing ahead of time, for when lebron becomes the best basketball player in history.
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. Crim
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    Posted 11/01/2010 6:32 PM

    Bill Russell
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/01/2010 6:57 PM

    Has more rings than fingers?
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  1. I''m OUT!
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    Posted 11/01/2010 9:25 PM

    Posted By TayC on 11/01/2010 6:26 PM
    Countless times i have said that i like LeBron. Now if you can find where it says i am a heat fan in that statement please show me?

    Iam Sorry that i like the best basketball player in the league.
    And i am sorry that he just totally makes everyone else look like they dont know what theyre doing.
    I am also apologizing ahead of time, for when lebron becomes the best basketball player in history.

    I am apologizing in advance too, to everyone that has to witness when you throw yourself naked at Lebron when you believe he has reached that status.
    Just try to close your eyes like when you see his posts.
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. Herr
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    Posted 11/01/2010 10:48 PM

    Aren't these the same people that said Durant was better than LeBron?  ESPN ranking is stupid.  I'd say Portland is a top 5 team when completely healthy.  Putting them at 11 just shows how unprofessional these "professionals" are.  Let me guess, they put OKC as like 3rd...
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/02/2010 1:23 PM

    The best player in history has 6 NBA titles, 6 Finals MVPs, 5 league MVPs, 10 scoring titles, lead the league in steals 3 times, 9 times in the all-nba defensive first team, 11 in all NBA teams, rookie of the year, defensive player of the year and two gold medals. Do I even need to say his name?
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/02/2010 3:58 PM

    Posted By TomL on 11/01/2010 9:25 PM
    Posted By TayC on 11/01/2010 6:26 PM
    Countless times i have said that i like LeBron. Now if you can find where it says i am a heat fan in that statement please show me?

    Iam Sorry that i like the best basketball player in the league.
    And i am sorry that he just totally makes everyone else look like they dont know what theyre doing.
    I am also apologizing ahead of time, for when lebron becomes the best basketball player in history.

    I am apologizing in advance too, to everyone that has to witness when you throw yourself naked at Lebron when you believe he has reached that status.
    Just try to close your eyes like when you see his posts.

    ....o..kay....?

    hahah. you miss me sooooo much.
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
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