Free Agency Preview – Wenyen Gabriel

By Matt Esposito Wenyen Gabriel may not be atop many free agency big boards, but he is primed to prove himself a bargain when the ink on his next contract dries. But, allow me to clarify a bit: Wenyen Gabriel is a restricted free agent, meaning that Portland can match any offer that another teamContinue reading “Free Agency Preview – Wenyen Gabriel”

Film Analysis: How Portland Unraveled In Game Four

By Matt Esposito If my 7th grade school year was a Sci-Fi movie, it would have pitted Northern Acne versus the dreaded Shifting Teeth of the South. I was ugly. Or, as my Mima would say, I just had “an unfortunate face.” Still, this wasn’t as ugly as Game Four of the Portland-Los Angeles series.Continue reading “Film Analysis: How Portland Unraveled In Game Four”

Film Analysis: What Did Portland Do Differently In Game Two?

By Matt Esposito “I wish my arms was long enough to hug you all of the same time” – Slum Village (Selfish.) Why am I starting off with a vintage rap lyric from 2004? To show my appreciation for Portland Trail Blazers fandom, specifically the diehards on their subreddit. As per request, I am followingContinue reading “Film Analysis: What Did Portland Do Differently In Game Two?”

Film Analysis: Portland Knows The Laker’s Scheme, But Can They Beat It?

By Matt Esposito Idk fam, you tell me. But seriously, Portland’s Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers was impressive. Kinda. Did Dame and company outplay LeBron and the Bronettes? Or did the Lakers simply have an off shooting night? Surely there’s an FBI warrant out for whoever stole Danny Green’s shooting stroke, butContinue reading “Film Analysis: Portland Knows The Laker’s Scheme, But Can They Beat It?”

One Compliment to Blow Bubbles Up Every Team’s A**

With the playoffs approaching, putting everyone in a good mood, I decided I should be nice for this piece. Last article, I decided to burst every fanbase’s bubble by sending a roast towards every team. This one is a little different. The complete opposite actually. My intent with this is to rekindle my relationship withContinue reading “One Compliment to Blow Bubbles Up Every Team’s A**”

One Roast to Burst Every Team’s Bubble

Typically, being liked is what everyone is aiming for. People like to see the positives in things, and they label any negatives as areas of improvement to lighten the pessimism behind the critique. Today, I’m changing all of that. I’m here because I want the smoke from every fan of every team. Sure, there areContinue reading “One Roast to Burst Every Team’s Bubble”