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WHAT Blazer Moments Made Lasting Impressions?

The WHAT Podcast is back for the New Year. We try putting moments from the last decade into context and figure out why they were important.

Happy New Year from the WHAT podcast. Tara and Cassidy are back to catch up (very quickly) on how the Trail Blazers are doing before rating some of the more memorable events of 2019 and of the 2010s. How important were Evan Turner’s back-to-back triple doubles? Why was the elevator escapade more than just a funny story? How important was the drafting of CJ McCollum compared to drafting Damian Lillard or signing Jusuf Nurkic?

All this plus talk about taglines, ninja headbands (of course) and the 2020 Olympics and more

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Highlights

2:00 We need your ideas for a new tagline for Women’s Hoops And Talks! Send us your ideas to hoopsandtalks@gmail.com, or tweet at us @hoopsandtalks or @tcbbiggs or @cassidygemmet.

5:00 Catching up on the Blazers, no Skal Labissiere, they are on a tough road trip. They are bringing in Jalen Hoard from Texas Legend.

8:00 We’re watching more of the rest of the NBA. The Golden State vs Rockets on Christmas was exciting, Houston under-estimated Golden State.

12:00 Rating some of the interesting things that happened this season: Western Conference Finals run.

14:30 Elevator escapade

16:30 Addition of Rodney Hood

17:30 Addition of Enes Kanter

18:45 Evan Turner gets two triple doubles in a row

20:00 NBA Players snub Team USA and come in 7th

22:00 Ninja-style headband band

22:30 Events of the decade, in-arena blimp crash, drafting Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, acquiring Jusuf Nurkic, LaMarcus Aldridge leaving

35:00 Losing Jerome Kersey and Paul Allen

38:00 The day Greg Oden had a set back, Brandon Roy retired, and LaMarcus Aldridge had to have heart surgery

41:00 2020 is an Olympic Year! We’re learning fun Olympic basketball facts leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics. Cassidy starts off by telling us about 1904 Olympics where basketball first appeared as a demonstration sport. Hiram College were the first winners in the exhibition year.

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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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