#1 Terry Porter vs. #2 Jerome Kersey
No. 30 Terry Porter | Point Guard | 6-3 | 195 lbs
Career Stats As A Trail Blazer:
31.6 mpg, 14.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 7.0 apg, 1.6 spg, 0.1 bpg, .470 FG %, .385 3PT%, .846 FT %
Over the past months we’ve whittled away at the prospects for Greatest Trail Blazer. Now we’ve undoubtedly come to a match up sure to test the loyalties of avid fans from the early 1990s. The squad that brought rabid Blazermania back to Rip City has pitted two of its own against each other in the Elite Eight.
This matchup between Jerome Kersey and Terry Porter is a toughie. Both were great players and integral pieces in the three-year run that garnered the Trail Blazers 179 wins, an NBA-best record and two trips to The NBA Finals. Even now they continue to impact Portland as Alumni Ambassadors for the team they pushed toward greatness.
Now, as we trek along toward naming the greatest Trail Blazer we’ve got to make our arguments and cast our votes.
Kersey’s competition is stiff. Terry Porter, another perpetual Trail Blazer, acted as the floor general during his decade in Portland. The Scottie Pippen to partner with Clyde Drexler’s Michael Jordan, Porter helped push “The Glide” to great heights. A two-time all-star in his own right, Porter’s leadership from the point and accuracy from behind the arc were clutch to the prosperity of Rip City in the early 90s.
Also keeping up with the Trail Blazers, Porter acts as an Alumni Ambassador and a studio analyst for the television broadcast team.
"With Drexler in the back court and the rest of that team, in the 90's. Much influence, maybe the best back court that this franchise has ever seen."
Photo Gallery: Terry Porter Through The Years
No. 25 Jerome Kersey | Small Forward | 6-7 | 225 lbs
Career Stats As A Trail Blazer:
25.8 mpg, 12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.8 bpg .476 FG%, .198 3PT %, .699 FT %
Next up, Jerome Kersey, an ever-persevering talent. Coaches, teammates and fans alike never had to question which aspect of Kersey’s game would show up on a given night—he brought it all. His solid work ethic and never-waning commitment to his team—not to mention the killer flat top—endeared him to Blazer fans a decade ago as they do now.
In continuing the Trail Blazers tradition of community outreach, Kersey can be found representing the pinwheel across the Portland metro area. From basketball clinics and season ticket holder events, to the Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity, his dedication to Portland and Trail Blazers fans may put him a leg above the competition.
"Mercy Mercy Jerome Kersey. A true team player. Gave his body...full out. Could do it all."
Photo Gallery: Jerome Kersey Through The Years
Now it’s time to cast your vote. Will it be Kersey and his high flying dunks? Or Porter and his bombs from three-point land? Watch the videos, check out the photo galleries and make your decision: Who will stay in the running for greatest Trail Blazer?
The polls will stay open for one week, the player with the most votes will move onto the next round. Who should advance in this matchup and why? Click Here To Vote!
Bracket: The Greatest Trail Blazer Of All-Time