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The origin of "Jail Blazers" in ‘96

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We-a culpa. It was Willamette Week. On the cover of the Aug. 14, 1996, issue: "JAIL BLAZERS: On the court and in the courtroom: How Portland's NBA team stacks up." The first page of the story reads: "Six current Blazers have run afoul of the law. For details of their criminal activities and an analysis of their value to the team, see chart on page 24."

http://www.wweek.com/sports/2018/01/17/portland-sportswriters-once-shamed-black-athletes-for-smoking-pot-what-do-they-say-now/