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The 12 Highlights of Trail Blazers Christmas

Unwrap some Blazers highlights for a little holiday fun.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe is an electric talent with a Rudolph-like ability to fly through the air. That leaping ability often vaults him into the national spotlight, and that was the case today.

The NBA’s page on X, formerly known as Twitter, compiled lists of the top 10 dunks and plays of the season so far, with both lists featuring an appearance from Portland’s highest flyer. Sharpe’s spectacular dunk over Walker Kessler of the Utah Jazz in early December featured at No. 2 on the NBA’s top dunk list and No. 4 on the list of top plays of the season.

The lists from the NBA inspired me to curate my own, Trail Blazers-centric highlight countdown to spread some holiday cheer for your viewing pleasure. In the spirit of 12 Days of Christmas, here are the top 12 Trail Blazers plays of the season so far. Spoiler alert: There’s a lot of Sharpe and Toumani Camara to see, as well as more from that early December matchup with the Jazz.

Enjoy unwrapping these highlights!

12. (Nov. 15 versus the Cleveland Cavaliers): Skylar Mays hits the Cavs with the snatch-back and then the dime to Kris Murray for 2.

11. (Dec. 16 versus the Dallas Mavericks): Scoot Henderson gets down the lane with a head of steam to pack it.

10. (Dec. 14 versus the Utah Jazz): Scoot Henderson shows off his elite athleticism by evading Omer Yurtseven for the dunk.

9. (Dec. 21 versus the Washington Wizards): Jabari Walker perfectly times this block at the peak of Corey Kispert’s dunk attempt.

8. (Nov. 5 versus the Memphis Grizzlies): Skylar Mays shows off his bounce, even with 2023 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Jaren Jackson Jr. lurking in the paint.

7. (Nov. 19 versus the Oklahoma City Thunder): Toumani Camara posterizes Chet Holmgren for the first points of the game against OKC.

6. (Dec. 19 versus the Phoenix Suns): With Portland badly in need of a win after dropping seven straight, Anfernee Simons delivers a dagger in the clutch with a tough floater.

5. (Nov. 3 versus the Memphis Grizzlies): Shaedon Sharpe swoops in to save the day with a superhero-like block on sharpshooter Luke Kennard.

4. (Dec. 11 versus the Los Angeles Clippers): Shaedon Sharpe sends Daniel Theis sliding on the ice with this nasty ankle breaker.

3. (Dec. 2 versus the Utah Jazz): Toumani Camara forces overtime with an emphatic block on Collin Sexton.

2. (Dec. 2 versus the Utah Jazz): Toumani Camara meets shot blocker Walker Kessler at the rim and wins the battle.

1. (Dec. 2 versus the Utah Jazz): Moments before Camara’s slam, Shaedon Sharpe got the party started by dunking ALL OVER Walker Kessler.

Do you agree with the order of these highlights? Did I miss any great plays from this season? Let us know in the comments below!