Remember that time when Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Oden tried to stop a shark? It was definitely one of the toughest road games they ever played and artist Ryan Berkely immortalized the moment with this piece created with markers and color pencils.
See more work from Ryan Berkely here.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a career-high 42 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls 109-103 on Monday night. Aldridge was almost an all-star this year, but for now he’ll have to settle for eventually taking over the Blazers and smashing this dunk down on the Bulls in the meantime.
After hitting some snag in the deal negotiations, the Portland Trailblazers signed forward LaMarcus Aldridge Thursday to a five-year contract extension with an estimated value of $65 million.
The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Texas product was originally seeking a similar deal that the Blazers struck with All-Star Brandon Roy, a five year $80 million dollar extension, according to reports. He eventually settled on a deal worth roughly $15 million less after months of negotiation.
Aldridge, acquired from Chicago in a draft day trade on June, 2006, played in 81 games last year for Portland.
I’m not crazy about the NASA math-lottery project that is the NBA All-Star roster selection process and I really think the NBA should just pick the entire All-Star squad themselves and spare us the confusing leftover numbers of the “vote”. In most cases, the typical fan needs to be saved from themselves and in the end the NBA picks the team anyway.
I have no problem with the starters selected because an idiot couldn’t have messed that up, but here are some of the leftover numbers that really bug me! Read More »