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Wesley Matthews Receives Warm Welcome In Return To Portland

The Iron Man received a standing ovation when he stepped foot on what had been his home court for five NBA seasons.

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Former Trail Blazer Wesley Matthews returned to the Moda Center in a Mavericks jersey for the first time on Tuesday. His reception was overwhelmingly positive. Through his five seasons in Portland, Matthews was a fan favorite. His incredible work ethic and dedication to success embodied the spirit of the Blazers, so it was no surprise that his fans and former teammates welcomed him back with open arms.

Video courtesy of Oregon Live: Matthews' reaction to Blazer fans

Video courtesy of CSNNW: post-game

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