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Porter was a great player on a great team. His team didn't win the championship in Portland, but that shouldn't detract from his own achievements. Portland met two of the greatest teams in NBA History - The Pistons and The Bulls. Many past champions couldn't beat these two dynasties. And of those past lesser champions, many jerseys have been retired. Would you disapprove of having any of those jerseys retired?

IMO, Porter was the key to Portland's success. He took charge of a team that made 2 NBA Finals appearances and won 2 Western Conference Championships. NBA Championship or not, the guy epitomized every definition of a champion - tough, extremely skilled, collected, a leader.

I wouldn't mind seeing Porter's jersey in the rafters.
 

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I think Porters jersey should be retired, most of the time teams only retire superstars jersey, players who played their whole career on one team, or players who were big on championship teams. I think if Portland would have won it in 2000 there would be several jerseys on that team retired someday(rasheed, brian grant, sabonis, damon). But the 90-92 blazers may have been the best blazers team ever and if not they were the second best and I think Porter and Buck Williams jersey should be retired. Buck got his number retired by New Jersey and the Nets werent even a good team so he definitly should get his number retired in portland.
 

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Porter was a solid player and a crowd fav...I say go ahead, retire his number. He was number #30, if I believe, and your best player is currently #30, so I'm guessing Wallace would have to change his jersey number...
 

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Originally posted by knicklizard
Porter was a solid player and a crowd fav...I say go ahead, retire his number. He was number #30, if I believe, and your best player is currently #30, so I'm guessing Wallace would have to change his jersey number...
I dont think wallace would need to change his number, usually in circumstances when a players number gets retired if a player currently has it they let them keep the number, for example: the bulls retired #10, im not sure whos it was, possibly jerry sloans, but bj armstrong was alowed to keep wearing the number. the new york yankees have the number 8 retired 2 times because someone got that number retired and the guy who was wearing number 8 was also good and got his number retired.

They probably wont retire porters number until he retires anyway and rasheed may very well be gone by then.
 

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I was going to bring this up.

Yes, Porter's number should be retired.

I want to see his, and Buck Williams numbers hanging from the rafters.

30 and 52 should never be worn by a Blazer again!

Wallace is not worthy of the number 30!
 

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I think Portland has retired way too many jerseys! It should mean something for a number to be retired. All you had to do was play on the championship team to get your name in the rafters. (yes, I know it is an exaggeration)

Honestly, the next person to be honored should be Schonz... retire his microphone.
 

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should Sabonis and Pippen jerseys be retired?

Now that Sabonis and Pippen are almost gone, i am thinking whether their number should be retired in Portland.

My opinion is:

Scottie Pippen jersey should be retired by bulls.
And Sabonis.... I don't know. He never averaged more than 16ppg, so my 2 cents would be "No, blazers shouldn't retire Sabonis jersey".
 

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Originally posted by <b>Gym Rat</b>!
...the next person to be honored should be Schonz... retire his microphone.
I wholeheartedly agree....

Schonely should get some special recognition in this franchise, and be up their with the greats in the rafters. He was well known, and still is known as the voice of the Blazers. (sorry Wheeler)

I loved TP, but I am not so sure every great Blazer should be hanging them up there. But I sure would vote for TP over any Blazer in the last 10 years now. He was a very hard worker and integral part of our several year title run.
 

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Schonz should be next, and then MAYBE Bobby Gross/Terry Porter.

Bobby because well, he was very important to the 77 team, and if we're gonna retire most of the guys from that team (well, you know what I mean) he should be there too.

TP because he was our best PG ever, period, end of discussion.

Now, if we didn't have a player wearing #30...

btw, did anyone notice that Spurs4Life is a banned member?

Me am confused...who the hell was Spurs4life?
 

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Originally posted by <b>Gym Rat</b>!
Honestly, the next person to be honored should be Schonz... retire his microphone.
I'm still hoping they bring him back...

Also, he hasn't retired from broadcasting completly... he still does Beavers games...

But other then that, I completly agree. COMPLETLY!
 

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Originally posted by <b>ScottVdub</b>!
I think Porters jersey should be retired, most of the time teams only retire superstars jersey, players who played their whole career on one team, or players who were big on championship teams. I think if Portland would have won it in 2000 there would be several jerseys on that team retired someday(rasheed, brian grant, sabonis, damon). But the 90-92 blazers may have been the best blazers team ever and if not they were the second best and I think Porter and Buck Williams jersey should be retired. Buck got his number retired by New Jersey and the Nets werent even a good team so he definitly should get his number retired in portland.

OH God, did you just say we would retire DAMON STOUDAMIRE'S number? :no:

I don't think Porter's number should be retired because he was just a very good player. You can't go around retiring every good player's number or else you won't have any numbers to pick from.
 

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Schonz is done. Nice good good commentater, but the pace of basketball is too much for him now. Get over it guy's we will never hear Bill Schinley call a Blazers game again.
 

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Originally posted by <b>HearToTemptYou</b>!


I'm still hoping they bring him back...
its his own fault he's gone.
Also, he hasn't retired from broadcasting completly... he still does Beavers games...
I love Schonley...Infact, I wish he was somehow part of the broadcast (maybe home TV sideline reporter)..but the guy has lost his (once great) ability to call games with any great clarity. He's only good at baseball because it's such a slow sport.
But other then that, I completly agree. COMPLETLY!
 

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Originally posted by <b>Hap</b>!
Schonz should be next, and then MAYBE Bobby Gross/Terry Porter.

Bobby because well, he was very important to the 77 team, and if we're gonna retire most of the guys from that team (well, you know what I mean) he should be there too.
He shot some insane FG% during the championship series... I think it was like, 78% from the field... He averaged 20 ppg out of nowhere during the 6 game championship series against the Sixers... Watching those old tapes, that man never missed! I would also consider retiring his jersey, espically since he was a KEY reason the blazers won the title.

That would be interesting to have 2 players with the #30 retired at the same time.

TP because he was our best PG ever, period, end of discussion.
That's right.


Now, if we didn't have a player wearing #30...
Make him change his number then. I don't think that Wallace is worthy of Porter's number!

btw, did anyone notice that Spurs4Life is a banned member?

Me am confused...who the hell was Spurs4life?
I dunno. I bumped some old thread from a while ago... Look at the post date. It was probably right before Terry Porter retired from the spurs last year.
 

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Well, I'm not as long-time a Blazers fan as most here, but, if I were the Blazers, I wouldn't retire Porter's number (or Pippen's, or Sabonis').

Retiring jerseys should be for the great not the very good. Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, Clyde Drexler. Those are probably the only three Blazer jerseys I retire.

Had Pippen played here in his prime, his jersey should be retired, but he wasn't a great player during his time with the Blazers.

Had Sabonis played in Portland in his prime, his jersey should be in the rafters, but he also wasn't a great player during his time with the Blazers, just very good.

I think Porter was an excellent, heady point guard. However, he was one of a group of very good, but not great, Trailblazers. Drexler was the legend of those teams, the others merely complimentary parts.

That's my take. Jersey retirement should be the ultimate team honour, not a gold watch for appreciated years of good service.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Minstrel</b>!
Well, I'm not as long-time a Blazers fan as most here, but, if I were the Blazers, I wouldn't retire Porter's number (or Pippen's, or Sabonis').

Retiring jerseys should be for the great not the very good. Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, Clyde Drexler. Those are probably the only three Blazer jerseys I retire.

most franchises retire their first ever pick (if he turns out to be anything worthy). Petrie was that pick.

Lloyd Neal, I'm not too sure why they retired his number, but I'm sure it's valid.
 

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Porter woulda schooled Dave Twardzik and Larry Steele, so I say retire his jersey.

;)
 

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Geoff Petrie

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of all those, only Walton, Drexler, Lucas, Petrie should be actually retired.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Tommyboy</b>!
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of all those, only Walton, Drexler, Lucas, Petrie should be actually retired.
I can't believe you wouldn't retire Steele's number!!!

Neal was debatable... He was the first player to have his # retired. I think at the time, since he was a pretty good role player on the title team, and he was the first to retire in Portland (because of injury), they wanted to honor him. I don't have a problem with his # being up there.

Terry Porter wasn't just a "very good player." He wasn't just a complementary player to Drexler. At the time, he was one of the best point guards in the league. He was a workhorse. He was probably the clutchiest Blazer ever to take the floor.

If for no other reason, that's why his # should be retired, for his clutch ability. I know he choked in '91 against the lakers... but a lot of players would have let that leave an emotional scar, he didn't, and there isn't anyone else on that team I would have wanted taking that shot, (maybe Drexler, just because he was hot during that 4th quarter.)
 
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