Jerome Kersey died Wednesday night at 52. The state medical examiner said Thursday a blood clot had traveled from his left calf to his left lung, causing a pulmonary thromboembolism.
They likely never would have met if it wasn't for a shared love of a Blazer legend.
The Portland Trail Blazers announced on their Facebook page Saturday 'These patches will be added to our jerseys beginning Sunday to honor Jerome Kersey #JK25.'
Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey already knows plenty about what Arron Afflalo can bring to Portland. Now all that's left is the chemistry.
There was a press conference at the Moda Center Thursday morning, where Blazers CEO Chris McGowan, Porter and longtime broadcaster Bill Shonley took time to reflect on Kersey's life on and off the court.
Veteran guard Arron Afflalo's second stint in Denver didn't last long, as he'll be sent to the Portland Trail Blazers in a five-player deal Thursday.
NBA fans are mourning the death of Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey.
Jerome Kersey, the small forward who played his first 11 NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and helped the San Antonio Spurs win the 1999 title, has died. He was 52.
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin needs surgery to remove a staph infection in his right elbow, and coach Doc Rivers said Sunday it "could be awhile" before he returns.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his team-record 220th double-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 108-87 on Thursday night.
Lopez's return, and the victory, came at the right time for the Blazers, who had lost three straight and five of their last six going into Tuesday night's game.
The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.
With just 1.9 seconds left and trailing the Portland Trail Blazers 89-87, Turner launched a shot from about 23 feet out. It fell, giving the Boston Celtics the 90-89 victory on Thursday night.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery.
Eric Bledsoe was looking forward to a long night of rest after rescuing his Phoenix Suns in a 118-113 win over the short-handed but dangerous Portland Trail Blazers.