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Canis Hoopus: Blazers Are Set For Rivalry With Timberwolves

Earlier this week, Dave surveyed the crop of potential rivals for the Portland Trail Blazers. The former Seattle SuperSonics reigned supreme in the poll, drawing a larger share of votes than the rest of the current Northwest Division teams. Over at Minnesota Timberwolves blog Canis Hoopus, Oceanary makes the case that the Blazers and Timberwolves are headed for a rivalry. ---------------------------------- We're all set to have a classic, long, bitter war with the Trail Blazers. Why would we hateth each other so? Let us count the ways: We play in the same division We have one of their most popular former coaches And one of their most popular former pro players And one of their most popular former high school players And one of their most popular former journalists (an open debate whether this is a reason for them to hate us or for us to hate ourselves...) We (inadvertently) exposed a rather sophisticated power grab scheme against their owner by their now former GM (Kevin Pritchard) and AGM (Tom Penn) That one time we traded Roy for Foye That one time Kevin Love beat out LaMarcus Aldridge for an All Star spot We acquired Martell Webster from them, then accused them of being liars Then we demanded draft picks as compensation. An issue that still isn't resolved Then we tried to sign Nicolas Batum for way more than they think he's worth, in a summer drama that resulted in them insulting our state and the rest of America calling them nuts So....yeah. It's on. Like LeBronkey Kong. ---------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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