I'm heading out the door for the Rose Garden. It feels great to write that again. In just a few short hours there will be professional basketball here in Portland. Hooray.
Will there be a loud, awkward confrontation between Spencer Hawes and myself as we point/counterpoint about destiny and fate? No, there will not (knock on wood). But there will be a matchup pitting the Oden-starting Blazers versus the Purple-donning Kings.
And there will be a first.
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)