Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
Tonight is the Blazers (28-36) penultimate game of the season as they match up against the playoff-bound San Antonio Spurs (47-16).
But more importantly, it’s the first day of LAMWPTIE (Life after Metta World Peace Throwing Irrational Elbows). I missed the action live, so naturally I took to Twitter to get the utmost accurate and objective analysis of the situation.
The general consensus seems to be that World Peace is, in fact, a murderer — or something like that.
It’s astonishing World Peace hasn’t knocked David Stern, so why are we shocked when he “inadvertently” connects with an elbow to the back of Harden’s dome?
He deserved to be tossed, and he deserves the imposing suspension headed his way.
Most importantly, James Harden deserves an apology for his stellar late season rise being spoiled.
- Paul Wickham as a special to the Oregonian covered the Blazers’ 93-89 loss in Memphis to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
- NBA players have pride, and the Blazers organization is definitely one of the sporting franchises where public image plays a critical role in personnel decisions and overall team philosophy. So as the Blazers wind down a disappointing season based on their recent season’s successes, many wonder what the Blazers are playing for. Joe Freeman of the Oregonian finds the answer to be simple: they’re playing for Coach Canales.
- The O’s Jason Quick reported over the weekend that the Blazers are still pursuing Steve Kerr and current Milwaukee Bucks’ General Manager John Hammond.
- From Chris Haynes on csnnw.com, Blazers Team President Larry Miller met Steve Kerr’s agent Mark Bartelstein in San Diego for lunch. No offer was discussed.
- Matt Calkins orchestrated a Q&A with scruntized point guard Raymond Felton to determine whether he had any mental stability left over after a tumultuous season with the Blazers. Not asked is whether Felton plans to be a Blazer next season, but he did say being in Portland is “perfect.”