Portland has been put back on the map, big time, by the comedy show on IFC, Portlandia, but it's the city's basketball team that really unites the people of Portland.
Four decades of history are presented alongside more than three hundred rare photographs to create an authoritative time line chronicling the birth of "Rap City" and the team's rise to prominence; Dr. Jack Ramsay's arrival and the road to the 1977 NBA Championship; the legacy of Bill Walton, the team's mercurial center; Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, and the beloved two-time Western Conference champions; and a new tradition of excellence led by Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Are you ready for March Madness?
Blazermania, The Official History of the Portland Trail Blazers, is guaranteed to delight basketball fans of all ages.
|Blazer Mania: This is Our StoryThe Official History of the Portland Trail Blazers|
by Wayne Thompson
Fordword by Bill Walton