Making it Rain in Portland

By Oliver Maroney. The Splash Brothers that No One is Talking about, The Rain-Brothers. We all know about the Golden State Warriors and their young dynamic duo in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. They led the league in three pointers going first and second respectively a few seasons ago, which is why they received the nickname, Splash Brothers. But I believe we have a new floor wetting duo emerging, a duo that almost no one foresaw. …

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Clock Strikes Dame

    As a collective NBA fan base we’ve been gifted a unique opportunity here, with the 14-15 Blazers all but a distant memory, one man remains. You know him as Dame. Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is in a rare position to rip the league apart, without remorse, and free of criticism from the masses. Lillard is a scorer, a shooter, a high usage player, and most importantly he has the Rod Tidwellesque chip on …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #26 Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen was the perfect compliment to his Airness. Compliment. Not side-kick, not Robin, but compliment. Pippen’s individual numbers are better than he’s given credit for and the totals would’ve been a whole lot higher if he was running the offense.  Pippen’s versatility and all around contributions rebounding, play making, and defending were a big reason that the Bulls were as successful as they were. Pippen was one of the greatest defensive players ever. One …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #39 Clyde Drexler

Clyde the Glide was a force to be reckoned with in Portland, but it was after paying his dues for the black and red that he found real success with the red and yellow. Along side Hakeem Olajuwon Drexler watched his dreams come true. That being said Drexler was in Portland long enough to still sit as their all time leader in games, minutes, points, and steals. Though he lined up at the shooting guard …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #42 Bill Walton

  The Terrell Davis of the NFL! Yes his career was short, yes his career totals are slim, yes his per game numbers lack some flash. But what more could he have done? In a sadly small span as a non-broken man he won a MVP award, Finals MVP, two Championships, and a Sixth Man of the Year award. He capitalized on his incredibly short prime and he cashed in where he could. As an …

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