Silent Communication Shared By A Brotherhood
Writing right now isn’t easy. Frozen fingers and a numb mind.
I’m sure across Rip City there’s a shared sense of disappointment. Losing the hard-fought battle to the Dallas Mavericks isn’t easy for any of us, especially the 15 men that donned Trail Blazers uniforms tonight.
Quiet enough to hear a pin drop the locker room was unlike any other night. The usual shuffle of reporters from player to player and straight-forward interviews were absent. There were no smile and no laughs.
Instead heads were down and towels covered faces. Rudy Fernandez sat in a daze staring glossy-eyed into space. Patty Mills slouched down in his chair facing his locker and not moving an inch. Nicolas Batum shook his head silently in disbelief. A low murmer could be heard from Wesley Matthews as he softly shared his hard to gather thoughts on the season-ending loss.
“It’s not a good feeling, it’s not a good feeling at all.”
Emotions are a tricky to quantify and even more difficult to express when much of what you’re feeling is emptiness.
With words hard to find and emotions difficult to express all the pain, heartache, frustration, sadness and disappointment of the evening were shared in the universal locker room language.
A closed fist meets that of your brother. All is said and done.