Thursday, October 11, 2007
My first visit to the Rose Garden Arena, and the Trail Blazers win!
All of a sudden I had the chance to go to the Rose Garden Arena Wednesday night to see the Portland Trail Blazers play their opening pre-season National Basketball Association game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Yippee!
Since I wasn't sure if I would be allowed to take photos inside the arena, I took this one outside about an hour before the game began. You can see a small portion of the crowd that streamed into the arena. While every seat wasn't occupied, it was still a huge crowd, all excited as the Blazers won the game 111-102.
The gigantic red basketball jersey on the wall represents Portland's #1 draft pick, the top draft pick for the entire NBA, Greg Oden. Oden will not be able to play a single game this season; he's recovering from microfracture surgery on his right knee. He was at the game, sitting on the bench. Well, really the bench is a row of nicely padded metal folding chairs.
I ended up taking some photos during the game, surprise, surprise, surprise! If any of them are any good, you'll get to see them soon!