Bill Simmons video on the history and rise of the Blazers

On Friday’s edition of ESPN’s NBA Countdown pregame show, Bill Simmons did a nice feature on the Trail Blazers history and their current rise.

He chronicles the team’s history and how it connects to their current run. Simmons calls the book “Breaks of The Game” by David Halberstam “The Bible,” which is about the Trail Blazers teams of the late 70’s and early 1980s.

I’m sure if you’re a Blazers fan, you will enjoy it.


Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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