As I told Skeets last night, this could be the single greatest championship in Portland since 1977.
This morning, he announced Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge won Yahoo's 2 on 2 basketball tourney.
No doubt backed by the few million Blazers' blogs out there, our sixth-seeded Western Conference squad defeated LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas with 54% of the vote in the final. Yes, in the end, even the mighty L-Train couldn't steamroll over Blazer's Edge and friends. (Where were you Fear The Sword? Where were you?)
Roy and Aldridge's impressive title run included wins over the Spurs' Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the Thunder's Kevin Durant and Jeff Green and the Hornets' Chris Pauland David West. That's six or seven All-Stars right there. Ridiculous.
In the final round, more than 5,000 votes were cast for BRoy and LMA. That's pretty amazing.
If you voted for the duo during their improbable run through the tournament, here's your chance to take a bow, to put an unlit cigar in your mouth, to wave a towel around your head, to hold your head in your hands in awe.
And, please, victory celebration etiquette is in place: Do not hog the champagne.
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)