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Chris Dudley Serving As "Blazers Ambassador" During NBA Lockout

The Portland Trail Blazers note in a press release that former Blazers center Chris Dudley -- a recent candidate to serve as Oregon's governor -- will serve as a "Trail Blazers Ambassador" during the ongoing NBA lockout. -------------------- A group of Portland Trail Blazers representatives will hit the road for the fourth consecutive summer to host youth basketball clinics, visit broadcast affiliates and meet Trail Blazers fans throughout the state during the 2011 Kia Motors make it better Statewide Summer Tour. The Kia Motors Statewide Summer Tour will officially tip-off tomorrow, July 7, at the Police Activities League Youth Center. Trail Blazers Ambassador Chris Dudley will help host a youth basketball clinic from 10 a.m. - noon. -------------------- All former players are in a tricky spot during a lockout. To whom does their loyalty belong: the franchises that gave them a job (and, in some cases, continue to compensate them) or to the next generation of players who are fighting the same labor battles they once fought? That's especially true in Dudley's case, as he used to serve as the Executive Treasure of the NBA Players Association. Put aside any party politics and focus on this discussion question: If you were a former NBA player, would you serve or represent a franchise that was joining in locking out current players during a labor dispute? -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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