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  1. Posted 04/23/2009 10:05 PM I was saddened to see a great man like Dikemebe go down, hes an awsome Man of God, who lives it out. I even more saddened by some of the people in the stands who clapped, and waved their fingers when he went down. Classless... the only bad thing about the playoffs, these fans are just that fans and forget to put things in perspective, breathe people it will be okay its just basketball.
  1. RipCityRevival
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    Posted 04/23/2009 11:15 PM

    With that said, there were even more fans that gave him a standing ovation as he was taken off the floor. That wasn't a standing ovation because he was gone, it was for who he is as a person. There was already a topic posted about this that night and we had several fans type in their feelings about Dikembe. All were classy tributes to him, his career, and his contributions to the global community. Don't let a few bad apples spoil the bunch. We feel for Deek, he is a good man and is more intelligent than any of us could imagine. As offended as I am at those who wagged their finger at Deek, I am almost as offended by being lumped in with them.
    I am a fan of Good basketball, great fans and Rip City!
  1. Posted 04/24/2009 4:17 AM

    I was going to say, I was so proud of our fans that night. They gave him a standing ovation because they saw a legend of the gmae being taken out, perhaps for the last time. That's how I judged the situation anyway.
    I am a fan of not being a fan of the close season :)
  1. RipCityRevival
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    Posted 04/24/2009 8:48 AM

    exactly my point. I am sure there were a few drunk punks that waved their finger, don't get me wrong. I just know what I saw, what I felt, and am proud of Rip City as a whole for how they handled it rather than lumping it together with the few punks in the stadium.
    I am a fan of Good basketball, great fans and Rip City!
  1. ebjschrader
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    Posted 04/24/2009 9:42 AM

    I wasn't at the game, but on TV the crowd appeared very supportive. It's a shame that a few idiotic and classless fans displayed such distaste. In life, there's always going to be those few bad apples. Natural selection will weed them out though.

    What was more important was the vast majority of fans applauded the big man. Stay classy Portland.
    I am a fan of the 2008-2009 Season. What a ride! Thank you Blazers!
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