Thursday, March 12, 2015

This door sports the names of previous Portland Trail Blazers, seen at Player Palooza, Feb. 2, 2015


See Starkville, Mississippi's own Travis Outlaw's name on the door? Sweet to see him play here. I'm almost covering completely Joel Przybilla's name--one of my little Mama's favorites although she never could quite pronounce his name! We both liked Marcus Camby, too. Somewhere on the door is Mo Williams' name--a graduate of Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi, he played here last season. When I lived in Jackson, I was a high school teacher and librarian. Over the years, one of my favorite extra-curricular activities was keeping score for our boys' and girls' basketball teams, home games at the table, away games on the bench. In doing this, I witnessed lots of great games! And I got to see Mo play lots of shooting-the-lights-out high school ball whenever my school's teams played his or when our school hosted tournaments in our arena-style gym. At one of my season ticket holder perks last season, early entry to the arena to watch the Portland Trail Blazers warm up from right beside the court, I got to talk with him for a minute or two about those great days gone by. Neat-o!


William Kendall said...

Quite a lot of Trail Blazer alumni!

carolann said...

That would of been interesting what you did years ago.