The Only Thing Standing Between The Blazers and a Title Is Health

February 17th, 2010 by Brian D. Leave a reply »
The 2009-2010 Portland Trailblazers’ season has been a drama of epic, almost Biblical proportions.  It’s the stuff of Greek Mythology, 19th Century Russian literature, 20th Century American Realism and the Book of Job all rolled into one.

Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but at times it has certainly felt like all of these things.

The Blazers started the year as a favorite, along with the Spurs and the Nuggets, to challenge for the Western Conference title.  Loaded with talent and seemingly unafraid of the Lakers, the Blazers looked like a lock to get home-court advantage in the playoffs for the second year in a row.  With luck and the help of an experienced veteran like point guard Andre Miller, Blazer fans could realistically set their sights on the Conference Finals.

But then fate intervened.

Watching the Blazers this season reminded me of the film LEGENDS OF THE FALL. You remember that movie, don't know?  You start off getting sucked in by the various characters and their little dramas.  There’s a sibling rival ...

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