Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey and president Chris McGowan knocked out an impressive set of jumping jacks while dressed in full suits during the team's NBA Cares event on Monday.
Oh Dear God! The adrenaline.
That might be the single most "NBA Cares" moment in the history of NBA Cares. The league's community service trophy should honestly be a fully-suited executive in the middle of a jumping jack.
The Blazers' executives, coach Terry Stotts and a number of players visited multiple local-area elementary schools to interact with kids.
CSNNW.com has the video story, which includes a nice anti-bullying message from Damian Lillard and a quipping LaMarcus Aldridge noting that there are probably some kids out there who wish they had been nicer to billionaire Blazers owner Paul Allen when he was younger.
More from Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com here.
Susan Blue, principal of Ockley Green/Chief Joseph School, says the Trail Blazers' appearance was a surprise to the 270 overjoyed students who attended today's assembly.
Boy, were they in store for a treat.
"They loved it. Loved it," Blue said while sporting a LaMarcus Aldridge jersey. "They were so surprised. They had no idea that the players were coming. They (students) thought it was a pep rally. It's spirit week and we called it "Blazer Day," so they were thrilled. It was great."
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