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Former Blazers President Losing PR Battle as Texas AD

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I'm waiting for him to unleash a 25-point pledge on how the University of Texas will stay committed to academic excellence.

The Score is tracking RoLo's War on Mascots

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I had never seen this before, but it appears that Robin Lopez's various interactions with team mascots of the NBA and other sports leagues are being closely watched by The Score. The latest salvo? The Piston's mascot, Hooper, has hit RoLo with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Report: Agent for Greg Monroe pursued sign-and-trade deals with five teams, including Thunder and Blazers

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So I guess it was Greg Monroe's agent pursuing the sign and trade with the Blazers, rather than Olshey seeking Monroe.

Wes is ready to go

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At least his abs are...

Rumor: Lillard the NBA Live 15 cover athlete?

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It seems pretty likely considering that their first screenshot was of him shooting over Irving (the previous cover athlete) and that they even used him for the graphics close up. Plus he was the only NBA player to cameo in the Madden 15 commercial (also EA). Now we have a french article saying (according to google translate) that he is confirmed as the cover athlete. It is possible though that this article is just making the same assumption to get page hits. What do you guys think?

Interesting take on why LMA doesn't step out for threes

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I still think he could sneak in one or two a game without messing up the flow too much.

Dame beats Thompson, Curry, and Irving in USA Practice Shootout

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Good to know that he's getting a feel for the international ball.

NBA 2k15 Custom Covers

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Reddit user braddaugherty8 came up with some pretty legit custom covers for NBA 2k15, and they were compiled at nba2k4life.com. There is a custom cover for the Blazers featuring our all-stars most of the way down the page. How do you feel about this cover, and what would you change, if you could?

Judge Orders Batum to Make Payments to Ex

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A Clackamas County judge found Nic Batum in breach of contract for not making scheduled payments to his ex-wife. Batum was over $200,000 in arrears, and he will be fined $500/day until he has caught up with the payments. He was also found in contempt of court for not appearing in court or having an attorney appear on his behalf. Oops.

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