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The Blazers have had a bunch of rivalries over the years. Which ones are the most contentious?

Ashley Williams

In the past, it was the Lakers. A few years ago, a Blazer’s Edge readers poll said it was the Rockets. Even more recently (and as the game earlier this season reinforced), it’s been the Clippers.

The Portland Trail Blazers could point to a bucketful of teams as their least favorite foe. But which ones stand above the rest?

And what makes a true rival, anyway? Was the I-5 rivalry with Seattle pricklier because the teams were close? And did the Lakers rivalry mean more because they kept stymying the Blazers in the playoffs (hint: yep)?

Blazers Rivalries

Lakers... Clippers... Rockets..? In your view, which team (right now, today) is the Blazers' biggest rival? And what makes a true rival, anyway? Did the I-5 rivalry with Seattle mean more because the teams were close? And did the Lakers rivalry mean more because they kept stymying the Blazers in the playoffs (hint: yep).

Posted by Blazer's Edge on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ashley Williams was on the scene from Portland City Boxing to talk about it and to ask for YOUR feedback, be it here in the comments, by pinging her on Twitter (@WilliamsAshDawn), or hitting up our Twitter account (@blazersedge).

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