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Jul 12

Who Is The Greatest Trail Blazer Of All-Time?

By DHawes22 Posted in: Blazers
Who is the greatest Trail Blazer of All-Time? It's a question that stirs debate among fellow BlazerManiacs. Whether its father and son debating old school versus new school or friends bantering back and forth, everyone has their own opinion. But this is where we step in to find an answer to the question above.

In a 32 player tournament style format, you, the fans, will finally put the argument to rest and declare one former Trail Blazer the best that has ever donned the red, black, and white. Now keep in mind, this bracket only contains retired players. Current and former Trail Blazers still playing in the NBA are doing just that, playing, and their chapters haven't fully been written yet.

Here's how it will all play out. Every week, there will be two matchups for the fans to vote on. Along with the standard facts and accomplishments about the player, there will also be photos and video to bring the memories back to life. In the end, the player with the most votes after the allotted period of time advances.

The bracket breaks down into four regions: Broadway, Burnside, Freemont, Steel. Each region is assigned eight seeds numbering one through eight. The number one overall seed can be found in the Broadway region, Clyde Drexler. The other number one seeds are Bill Walton (Burnside), Terry Porter (Freemont) and Maurice Lucas (Steel). To view the entire placement of all the seeds, click on the bracket below. Who are your sleepers? Did any player get snubbed by not making the list of 32? Finally, who do you envision in the Final Four?

9 Comments

  1. I love this Dustin.

    As Terry Porter's self-proclaimed #1 fan I'm rooting (and voting) for him all the way. Glad to see he's been given his props as a one seed.

    30 ALL THE WAY!

    by sarahhecht on 7/12/2011 7:58 PM
  2. went over this bracket with my dad; he suggested Leroy Ellis, LaRue Martin, Ron Brewer, Chris Dudley and Drazen Petrovic could be added to the list. where does the voting take place? oh and, also thanks in part to dad, i have all the number one seeds (Porter barely beat Neal in the quarterfinals!) in the final four, and Drexler as the best ever.

    by Kassandra on 7/12/2011 8:11 PM
  3. Billy Ray Bates, Clyde Drexler, Calvin Natt, Bill Walton are my final four.

    by mbmurr1 on 7/12/2011 9:04 PM
  4. Clyde Drexler is the best Trail Blazer ever, Terry Porter comes in a close second, Bill Walton you would have been number one, if it were not for the injury late in the 78 season. We were on our way to our second championship. Too Bad. Maurice we love you and we all miss you, you were the Toughest Trailblazer ever.

    by BrettO on 7/13/2011 12:49 PM
  5. Kassandra- Voting will take place in the message boards. I really wanted to add Drazen to the list but he was only here a year and a half. He easily would have been in the Top 32 had we hung onto him.

    by DHawes22 on 7/14/2011 9:10 AM
  6. Clyde & Bill are the only #1 seeds guaranteed to make it to the Final Four in my book. The most intriguing first round matchup is Duck vs. Brian Grant. Both were huge fan faves and played on classic teams. But Duck was a 2 time All-Star though...

    by ClydeFrog on 7/14/2011 2:01 PM
  7. You gotta say Bill Walton, he is one of the top 50 players in the NBA history and the only NBA Championship won was with Bill. Yeah I love Clyde and he was a great Blazer but he could never bring an NBA Ring to Portland. You also got to put Mo in the mix, he was a big part to Portland winning in 1976-77. I think we as Blazer fans have had some great guys on our team along with some who may have put a bad name on our team and town but 1976-77 will be to me the greatest Blazer team to have ever played.

    by taylormade on 7/15/2011 8:47 AM
  8. Clyde is the best Blazer ever. He was easily the most talented player other than Jordan in the years he played.

    I have been a Blazer fan all my life, but got assigned to Houston for 2 years (pronounced TWO-ston), just when Clyde went down there. So I got to see Clyde win the championship down there. The only way it could have been better was if it came at Portland.

    by tsh on 7/17/2011 8:59 PM
  9. As sad as it is that Clyde wasn't able to get a ring in Portland, I'm glad at least he was able to get one in Houston. He was an All-Time great and deserved to win it all!

    by DHawes22 on 7/19/2011 1:28 PM
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