Fabricio Oberto Retires
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  1. caseyholdahl
    Posts: 246

    Posted 11/04/2010 5:26 PM

    Sigh. I was just getting to know Fabricio Oberto, aka Fab, but it sounds as though his all too brief run with the Trail Blazers has come to a close.
     Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has announced today that he has retired from the game of basketball due to recurrent palpitations related to a prior cardiac condition.
    Oberto experienced lightheadedness and dizziness during the first half of Portland’s game at Milwaukee on Nov. 2.
    "I made this decision to put my health and my family in front of basketball," said Oberto. "It was a tough decision to make after playing for so many years, but it was the right one."
    I noted during the game chat that there seemed to be something wrong with Fab. Team trainer Jay Jensen gave Fab the thumbs up/thumbs down question during the second half of the game, with Fab giving the universal hand signal for "so-so". When a player gives you the so-so, you know there's something wrong. Players want to play, and Fab is a player.

    Guess it's better Fab hangs 'em up now rather than waiting for something serious to happen. Best of luck Fab. I guess I'll never get to start the reoccurring feature I was tentatively calling "The Life And Times Of Fabricio Oberto's Silver Tooth."

    So where do we go from here? Fabricio wasn't exactly the linchpin, but he was playing some decent minutes. Do the Blazers go out and find a big to fill the role, or wait until Joel Przybilla comes back around Thanksgiving?
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  1. Riboflavin
    Posts: 1

    Posted 11/04/2010 5:34 PM

    we should seriously look into signing Magnum Rolle
  1. Posted 11/04/2010 5:46 PM

    I'd go for waitin' on Pryzbilla!!!
    I am a fan of Lamarcus stepping up to plate when we need him.
  1. WyattFNEarp
    Posts: 2

    Posted 11/04/2010 6:05 PM

    Please sign Earl Barron!!!
  1. ChrisRozwod
    Posts: 28

    Posted 11/04/2010 6:17 PM

    I think we can hold out for Przybilla. This also allows us a little more minutes for Armon, as we'll be forced to go smaller more often until Joel gets back. 
  1. I''m OUT!
    I''m OUT!
    Posts: 1059

    Posted 11/04/2010 6:34 PM

    Dang this sucks. Thanks for the help Fabricio! Good luck and stay healthy!
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. Zombiebacon
    Posts: 3

    Posted 11/04/2010 7:14 PM

    I knew we should have traded him for a sandwich!  Said that earlier during Chalk Talk!
    I am a fan of Lobs at the rim to Aldridge and Bacon on pizza.
  1. Kim~
    Posts: 1137

    Posted 11/04/2010 7:34 PM

    At least it isnt his knee.  Time to unleash one of the beasts.  I don't care which one, or what day the media feeds us.

    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. xxxillusion
    Posts: 1

    Posted 11/04/2010 7:39 PM

    dear santa can you bring the blazers a healthy center that can make it a season.... ps ive been good this year 
  1. raggedydavey
    Posts: 21

    Posted 11/04/2010 11:29 PM

    It'd definitely be nice to have another big guy for a few of the games between Pryz's return (Lakers, Denver, Utah). LaMarcus has been working so hard and growing so much and Camby brings so much, it'd be a shame to not allow them some relief, especially against bigger teams.
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  1. TayC
    Posts: 1804

    Posted 11/05/2010 9:26 AM

    haha, alright, maybe this team is cursed.
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. Kim~
    Posts: 1137

    Posted 11/05/2010 9:55 AM

    Dear Santa,

    I have been very good this year too :)

    Diehard Blazer fan Kim
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. RipCityVice
    Posts: 126

    Posted 11/05/2010 10:31 AM

    hold out for Joel. He should come back sooner than he's currently scheduled. He's more than ready to get back out there, and the office's nerves are in the way of him getting back out there translating into confidence and W's.
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