Ex Blazers who do you miss most?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/06/2012 3:47 PM

    I was clips from http://wn.com/Portland_Trail_Blazers_Past,_Present,_and_Future and it made me think of all the great Blazers we have had and I wanted to give a shout out to a few of my personal favorites.

    Clyde Drexler- He is my favorite Blazer of all-time. I seriously considered leaving Rip City after he was traded. I just miss his majestic dunks and amazing half bald head. One of the 50 greatest players to ever play and I am privileged to watch him put on a Blazer uniform for so many years. 

    Brian Grant- Talk about your ultimate blue collar athlete, he was the Blazers version of Ben Wallace. I just loved how hard he played especially on defense. We would have never been in position for Stern to force the refs to screw us out of a title without him.

    Rasheed Wallace- Say what you want about the guy, the man could flat out ball. He was an elite defender and unstoppable on the block, when he would actually stay there. I miss everything about him right down to his little bald spot and love of technical fouls.

    Brandon Roy- God do I miss him, Roy had the best ball handling skills of any player I have ever seen. I miss his late game heroics, the fact that the guy could never be sped up and his leadership. May your knee RIP.

    Scottie Pippen- I was never a Jordan guy, Pippen was always my cup of team with his amazing defense, powerful dunks and team first attitude. Pippen was the perfect guy to build a team around I am just sad that we only had him towards the end of career. 

    Who do you miss? 

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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 04/11/2012 5:39 AM

    This one is easy for me (see avatar)...BRoy
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. stacksfan2005
    Posts: 363

    Posted 04/11/2012 7:02 AM

    1) Rasheed Wallace - some got mad at his attitude, but every team needs that 1 person who will pick up a tech and fire up the crowd/team.

    2) Sabbis - a 7'3" who could drill a 3 and wow you with a behind the back pass? yes please.

    3) Jeff Pendergraph - he didnt get much playing time because Nate never played young guys, but they guy gave 220% effort and made people giving 110% look bad. my favorite was his prep talks pre game to the players, he really tried to feed the whole team energy.

    4) Patty Mills - he got like 3/10 top tens on espn the other night, but once again nate never played him. he was the ebst cheerleader and always gave max effort.

    5) Brian Grant - What's not to love? consistent big man who didn't take crap and most importantly, awesome hair.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/12/2012 12:47 PM

    I do miss Sabonis and his amazing passes. But not as much as Brian Grant's hair
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 04/13/2012 1:40 PM

    Ex-Blazers who are still in the NBA
    #1 - Travis Outlaw. Hands down. I got to meet him after a home game a few years back and he was the nicest guy. I loved his personality and the dude was clutch. He could miss 5 straight shots, but you knew that when he took the big one in the 4th, it was hitting nothing but net. I'd love to see him back in Portland and it's pretty obvious, he thrived in our system.

    #2 - Jarrett Jack. I really never liked Jarrett all that much when he first got here. Then a lot of fans started ragging on him for turning it over. That's when I really started to like him. I kind of tend to go against the grain and stand up for those that the majority doesn't connect with. He was a great mid-range shooter, could finish in traffic, and played with such a passion.

    #3 - Martell Webster. Cool guy. 3-Point specialist who turned into one of the best wing defenders in the league his last year in Portland. His downfall was consistency. He had one of the purest strokes in the league and when he was one, watch out. Just ask the Jazz in 2008. They know. They were at his mercy during his 24 point 3rd quarter barrage.

    HM - Channing Frye. Portland. Channing was Portland. I've never seen another athlete embrace the city like he did. Would love to have the Chan-Man back in Rip City.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/16/2012 5:09 PM

    Can't say I miss any of those guys
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 04/16/2012 7:02 PM

    I can definitely agree with Drexler, Grant, and probably Sabonis.

    While I liked them, Scottie Pippen and Steve Smith never really felt like Blazers to me, they had earned their names elsewhere and came to Portland just to play some pick-up ball (and yes losing the conference finals was pick-up ball for those two).

    And finally, one name I can't believe hasn't surfaced yet: Mighty Mouse! I'm especially appalled that Patty Mills' name came up before Stoudamire's. Don't deny he was fun to watch in action.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 04/17/2012 7:22 AM

    i miss brian grand vs karl malone elbow to the face matches
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/17/2012 11:17 AM

    Damon was fun but I guess I just didn't appreciate him as much as I should or could have.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/02/2012 11:11 AM

    I miss all the ex Blazer rappers man we had some good team songs in the 90's
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  1. Brandon Roy Fan
    Brandon Roy Fan
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    Posted 05/06/2012 11:18 AM

    Mine answer is pretty clear. Just look at my name...
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  1. jamsmashers
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    Posted 05/06/2012 11:15 PM

    miller and roy
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  1. BlazerManiac
    Posts: 777

    Posted 05/10/2012 12:44 PM

    I am dating myself but I miss Bobby Gross and his work ethic and lack of fear in the paint.  That is why I like JJ so much he plays the same way.
    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. ruffyruffruff
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    Posted 05/11/2012 6:10 PM

    Patty Mills... a pocket rocket at the point that we need so badly right now!
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  1. commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 05/11/2012 7:17 PM

    Kevin Pritchard.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. benh7777
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    Posted 05/14/2012 7:27 PM

    Brian Grant
    Arvydas Sabonis
    Steve Smith

    I am a fan of Effort
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