Arvydas Sabonis Inducted Into Hall Of Fame!
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/04/2011 11:16 AM



    Known as one of best big men in European history, he made an additional name for himself here in the United States with the NBA. Recognized as one of the greatest passing centers of all time, he also would be named the Euroleague’s Most Valuable Player and was a two-time European Player of the Year.
    What your favorite Sabonis memory? The countless behind the back passes were jaw dropping. The way he palmed the ball like it was an orange and waved it around, allowing any pass to be completed. But one of my personal favorite moments was him during the 2003 playoffs against Dallas. He was gassed, body broken down, but he still gutted that series out. He was a huge reason why we came back from 0-3 to force a Game 7. And of course, there's the MONSTER jam over Shaq in the 2000 WCF!
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  1. Otto
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    Posted 04/04/2011 12:00 PM

    His all around game was fun to watch and if you played with him you better be ready at all time for a pass.  His game was over the top. Wish we could have had him 
    about 5 years before we did as I feel we could have logged some championships. 
    I am a fan of A well played game. A game where you don't know there are Refs.
  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 04/04/2011 1:05 PM

    He was one of the first blazers I remember when I was younger. Him and Scotty. Sabonis is on the like top 10 all time best European players list. He deserves his hall of fame debut.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 04/04/2011 3:45 PM

    Still a little upset he was never able to come over during the Drexler years due to complicated issues with the then-Soviet Union. I think we are the team that 3 peats in the early 90's, not Chicago.
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  1. blazerdarren77
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    Posted 04/04/2011 10:32 PM

    Clyde you so nailed it about Sabas not joining the early 90's squad, but as I remember it he COULD have joined the team if he wanted to but he chose to play in Spain for more money.
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 04/05/2011 11:09 AM

    Way to go I can only imagine how many records you would have broken and haw many titles the Blazers would have gotten if you came here sooner. Congratulations on this honor
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  1. shynz0r
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    Posted 04/05/2011 12:08 PM

    One of my favorite clips of Sabas' talent.  Yes, that's him making a young David Robinson look like a fool lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06usV6451ik

    I dare you not to crack up at :48.  I'm 99.9% sure he just did the robot at that official.  Congrats Arvydas!  One of my all time favorite players to wear a Blazer jersey.
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  1. mario250775
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    Posted 04/05/2011 2:52 PM

    He was great player with big intelligence on the court, I am also upset that he arrived to nba so late but even than he played good enough to be hall of fame palyer !

    GO BLAZERS !!! 
    I am a fan of Portland Trail Blazers, RIP CITY !!!
  1. machwonder
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    Posted 04/06/2011 2:42 PM

    I agree we shoud have got him about 5-7 years  sooner. What year was he originally drafted by Portland, and wasn't his not coming here originally because of complications with the Soviet Union, not playing for more money in Spain?

    He is also the greatest 3 point shooter at center in NBA history. I remember him when he was young playing for the Soviets. He was like a man among boys.
  1. Blazers712
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    Posted 04/06/2011 3:00 PM

    congrats to him
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 04/07/2011 12:30 AM

    i used to think all big men could shoot like that, i grew up with shooting threes and crazy passes from watching sabis. when i was like 12 or so i went to a game and got to high five the players as they came out for warm up, the only players that actually did it tho was sabis and pippen. everybody else kept their arms crossed. for some reason thats the only part of the night i remember except that it was sabis's birthday
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 04/07/2011 1:48 AM

    get some sabis jerseys in the store, they'll sell like crazy
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  1. Justin.Molter
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    Posted 04/07/2011 3:27 PM

    "He's not my Vydas. He's not your Vydas. He's Arvydas."


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