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Blazers Broadcaster Lamar Hurd Discusses Growing Up With Basketball

Trail Blazers broadcaster Lamar Hurd stops by the Blazer’s Edge Podcast to discuss his love of basketball and the current state of the NBA.

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On this week’s episode, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang are joined by Trail Blazers TV Analyst and all around good-guy, Lamar Hurd! Together they hit on: life since the season was postponed, his new show Hurd Mentality—highlighting those that are helping those in need, the impact of basketball on Lamar’s life early on, remembering this season and what we learned about this current group of players.

Editor’s Note: This is Tara (Team Mom’s) Bowen-Biggs’ last podcast here at Blazer’s Edge. Attached here is a video message from Tara, wishing goodbye to all of the readers after five fantastic years. We wish her the best and if you feel so inclined - leave her a goodbye message in the post below or you can tweet to her @tcbbiggs - Thanks Tara!



Opening Comments

Checking in - 2:00

Lamar’s new show, Hurd Mentality and giving back 4:00

What did youth basketball mean to you? 9:30

Lamar’s “origin story” and how basketball has impacted his life 10:30

How are you looking to impact basketball/programs when things return to normal? 20:30

What are you going to remember most about this season? 27:00

What (non-Damian Lillard plays) have been the most memorable/enjoyable sequences in your time as an analyst? 35:45

Nurk Fever 37:00

Maurice Harkless and Jusuf Nurkic trolling Lamar pregame 39:30

What are some of the things we learned this year? 42:00

Damian Lillard having a Steph Curry like impact 45:00

Culture, Bright Spots and missing out on Rodney Hood 51:30

What are the things that could be a challenge as a broadcaster if the season does resume? 55:00

Closing Comments