Sunday, July 13, 2008

See you at Summer League

Ah, the Las Vegas Summer League. In this bloggers opinion, there's no better way to spend an otherwise uneventful week in mid-July. It's about as close up to the NBA as the average fan can get. Coaches, general managers and players hang out in the stands watching the neophytes of the Association attempt to carve out their spot in the league. Some participants in the Las Vegas Summer League could be the next NBA superstar, others could end up working civilian jobs come August.

If you're planning on attending any Blazers games in Las Vegas, be sure to give me a holler, as I'll be covering the action live in Sin City for trailblazers.com. I, along with a few other members of the Trail Blazers Communications Department, will be cranking out profiles of players on the summer league roster, interviews with said players, coaches and staff, live in-game blogs, videos, pictures, games recaps and practice reports. It should be fun and informative.

The first game is Monday (that's tomorrow) against the Wizards. I heard rumors that Gilbert Arenas was going to play solely for the purpose of fulfilling his promise to drop 50 on the Blazers, but I'm not holding my breath on that one.

After the Wizards on Monday, the Blazers boys of summer take on the Kings on Tuesday, Kevin Love and the Timberwolves on Thursday, the Phoenix Suns on Saturday and the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday. All of the games will be shown live on Comcast Channel 37 and on NBATV. The games will also be replayed twice on Comcast.

4 comments:

mike said...

Comcast is annoying... Wat happens to the rest of us fans, who doesnt have comcast because of the deals that doesnt fit our family needs...

BRoyFTW said...

I happen to be the person who discovered Gilbert Arenas was cheating at Halo 3 online. It made the news in the Washington Post and on ESPN's PTI. I always thought it was hilarious me being a Blazer fan exposed Gilbert Arenas for cheating at a video game. I challenged him to a match online and he never accepted.

I hope he plays and gets laughed at because if he fails to score 50 at a summer league game he sucks. If he does score 50 it's not a big deal because it's a summer league game and he is just showing off and wasting the playing time of other guys trying to make it into the NBA. Arenas is so over rated I'm glad he's stuck in Washington. I guarantee they will never win a title ever with that squad.

jsjenkins925 said...

I'll be there for the Kings game and the Timberwolves game. What can I do to maybe get an autograph or two?

blazertrain said...

you can also watch them live online at nba.com for those of us on the east coast! GO BLAZERS!