For some reason--and maybe this isn't very unusual among fans--when it comes to other teams I'm usually more interested not in their stars, but the lesser, supporting players who nonetheless have the knack for killing my team with their play. Last night's Magic (the) Gathering provided an excellent example: even without Dwight Howard in the lineup, my main source of in-game angst was going to be Jason Richardson. Why? Do I have powers of divination that tipped me to J-Rich burying about a dozen threes in a row last night? Of course not--I was worried because Richardson has a history of putting up big games against the Blazers.
I looked through the BEdge archives and while there are several references to BK's in the past few years (Sam Cassell, anyone?), I did not find any attempts to catalog the various death-dealers, nor even a Rogue's Gallery of the most damnable. (Can I say that here? Darnable?)
So I propose an exercise: please submit your All-Time Blazer Killer Team, or suggest individuals for consideration. Superstars like Kobe, Garnett, LeBron, MJ et al are ineligble. If you have to ask "is this guy too much of a star to count?" then he probably is. I'm talking about guys who rarely if ever would make the pregame discussion as absolutely key to the other team's fortunes...except as one of the BKs.
Here's mine, mostly off the top of my head. Feel free to take issue. I used actives, but anybody in NBA history is eligible.
C Chuck Hayes (really a F but seems to play C against us a lot)