A nice write up on the Blazers tribute to Luke last night
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  1. sarahhecht
    Posts: 81

    Posted 11/05/2010 12:49 PM

    Via ESPN.com-

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers paid tribute Thursday night to Maurice Lucas, remembered as much for the warrior he was off the court as he was on it.

    Lucas, a fierce power forward who helped lead the Blazers to the 1977 NBA title, died Sunday after a long fight with bladder cancer. He was 58.

    The Blazers were on the road when they heard the news about Lucas, who was an assistant coach with the team until cancer forced him to step away last season.

    Back at the Rose Garden for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team held a solemn moment of silence. Afterward, the crowd shouted "Luuuuuuke!" just as it did in his playing days.


    The most touching moment for me last night was when I looked up to the rafters as saw Luke's retired number lit up with a single spot light. Pure class.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 11/05/2010 11:08 PM

    I couldn't be there in attendance for this one, though I would've loved to be.  I DID however watch it on TNT, and they actually showed Luke's # lit up.  Very cool, and as you said...pure class.  Kudos to whomever is responsible for that decision.  BTW...welcome to the boards ripcitysarah!  Appreciate your informative posts
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  1. sarahhecht
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    Posted 11/06/2010 11:51 AM

    Thanks BDawg! Happy to be here!
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