Tonight, after 23 years of being a diehard Blazers fan, I got to go to my first Blazers game, first NBA game for that matter, ever. I was born in Portland on December 11,1990. That night, my dad and my older brother watched Clyde and the red hot 19-1 Blazers take on Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers. The Blazers crushed them. Shortly after my birth, my family moved to Southern Oregon, and with that, we were not able to attend Blazers games anymore. 23 years of ups and downs went by, watching the Lakers beat us in the WCF, the Jail Blazer era, the resurgence lead by Brandon Roy and LMA, the disappointment of Roy going down and Oden never working out, and then the hope of Damian Lillard and LMA rising to the very top. I know that 23 years is much shorter fan hood than many of you on here, but it's all I got, and tonight, I finally got to see them in person. For my birthday present, my newlywed wife, seeing how much I'm on BE and talking about them, got my family to help buy her and I tickets to see the Blazers take on the two time defending champs, the Miami Heat. My mind was blown, and today we drove from Eagle Point, OR, to finally see my Blazers play. Wow. The Rose Garden, I mean Center, I mean Moda Garden, uh Moda Center, is insane. Alive the entire time, and in crunch time, with LaMarcus draining elbow J's, there's nothing like it. OKC can claim whatever the eff they want to, we have the greatest, and loudest, fans in the world. It wasn't the happiest ending, with Bosh hitting a crazy deep three with two guys in his face, and then LMA missing the game winner, but it was an awesome experience. One that I will never forget. I am happy to call myself a Blazers fan. I will definitely be back for many years to come.