Juwan Howard Appreciation Thread
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  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 07/20/2010 1:08 PM

    News just broke today that Juwan has officially signed with the Miami Heat. Although he only gave us one season, he was huge for us and saved our butts on numerous occasions. Post your best Juwan moment in here or just wish him well as he encounters another adventure.





































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  1. GuitarJ111
    GuitarJ111
    Posts: 167

    Posted 07/20/2010 1:12 PM

    Aww, Juwan!!  You will be missed greatly!!  I wish you the best in Miami!  
    I am a fan of the Blazers once again, rising above all odds and injuries!
  1. madiarsg
    madiarsg
    Posts: 54

    Posted 07/20/2010 1:24 PM

    I LOVE YOU JUWAN!!!!!!!!  I will miss typing that out in the chat boards, and I will miss all your hard work and hustle.  GO SHOW LEBRON WHAT A TRUE CLASS ACT NBA PLAYER LOOKS LIKE, MY OBI-WAN!!!!
    I am a fan of seeing what is coming for us in the future...
  1. graceinyaface788
    graceinyaface788
    Posts: 6

    Posted 07/20/2010 1:47 PM

    Juwan, you were an amazing asset to our team exatly when we needed it! You were the perfect addition to our team! I'll miss your kindness, professionalism, class, and of course your amazing skills on the court. I'm especially sad for the guys on the team who will no longer have you there to learn from, I'm sure they will miss that! If for some reason we can't dethrone the Lakers next season I hope you do! I wish you and your family all the luck in the world! I'm so proud you were a Blazer and I'll miss you! Good luck in Miami!
    I am a fan of Joel coming back!!!
  1. daddylogan
    daddylogan
    Posts: 188

    Posted 07/20/2010 2:03 PM

    All I can say is Juwan was/is one class act! Best one-year-man this organization has ever had in it's history in my opinion...on the court and off!!! I wish him the best of luck.

    DHawes said it best...just think back to how many time Juwan saved our team last year in close games...incredible :-)

    peace out,
    daddy
    I am a fan of THE LITTLE GIANT...DAMIAN LILLARD!!!
  1. Rick_Ray
    Rick_Ray
    Posts: 1

    Posted 07/20/2010 2:43 PM

    Juwan, you really earned the respect of Blazers fans. Thanks!
  1. ClydeFrog
    ClydeFrog
    Posts: 975

    Posted 07/20/2010 2:47 PM

    Hope you have another chance to play a lot of minutes Juwan! You have some still left in the tank Old Man. I hope you and only you do well on the Heat :D
    I am a fan of Watching Elliot Williams Take Flight!
  1. liz97213
    liz97213
    Posts: 1

    Posted 07/20/2010 3:16 PM

    Juwan - You are a class act.  Portland was so lucky to have you last year and I'm extremely bummed you won't be here this year!  You were a great mentor to the young players and a positive influence to the team!  Plus a heck of a ball player :)  and a joy to watch on the court.  Best of luck to you in Miami.  I guess I have to retire my Howard jersey :(  Thanks for the year!
    I am a fan of Patty Mills and Wesley Matthews. Wes is definitely earning the honor of wearing #2 (formerly Steve Blakes number) :) :)
  1. Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson
    Posts: 2

    Posted 07/20/2010 3:21 PM

    Juwan, Congratulations on your chance to win a championship with the Heat.  We will greatly miss you as a Blazer, you set a high standard for playing the right way, you are a class act.  Please come back and be a coach for the Blazers when  your playing days are over.  You made a hugh difference in Portland this past year and  you will not be forgotten.  God bless you!

    Ron Swanson
  1. BoogiewithStu
    BoogiewithStu
    Posts: 2

    Posted 07/20/2010 5:15 PM

    Thank you for showing our young players what it really means to be a professional basketball player, hopefully they were able to learn something from your time with them.  You were appreciated!

    Stu
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 07/20/2010 5:48 PM

    Sad day in P'town for sure.  We could potentially lose the only two Blazers to have CONSISTENTLY taken a few precious moments following home games last season to engage fans, in particular, the young people...my son included.  Patty Mills and ofcourse, Juwan would ALWAYS stroll over and greet the kids, with high fives, and contagious smiles, often even signing autographs... before leaving the RG. Juwan, you are truly a class act.  The intangibles you brought with you to this organization cannot be overstated.  Please consider calling Portland Oregon home in the future
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. kogotch8
    kogotch8
    Posts: 1

    Posted 07/20/2010 9:01 PM

    Juwan - You are very much a great example of what a true NBA professional should be.  You will be very much missed in Portland.  I wish you nothing short of the best in your future with Miami and hopefully we'll see you back here in the near future either as a player or an executive.  
  1. T Russ
    T Russ
    Posts: 3

    Posted 07/21/2010 12:33 PM

    Even though you were here just a year, the things you did while with the Blazers are invaluable. You played great when injuries forced you in and you gave it your all every night which is always appreciated by the Rip City faithful. Your work with the young guys, not just about basketball, but to show them the ropes of the NBA and how to make it a through full season and not get in trouble off the court will always be appreciated. Thank you, Juwan. We really will miss you.
    I am a fan of basketball being back and a Blazers "W" to start off the pre-season!
  1. MT''s Back
    MT''s Back
    Posts: 82

    Posted 07/22/2010 2:26 AM

    Gotta love the hard fouls.. smart passes. and the black hand side hand shake
    I am a fan of IN CHO WE TRUST
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