I know Coach McMillan is doing everything within his power to keep the Trail Blazers focused before the All-Star break, but I don't exactly fall under his purview, so I can go ahead and welcome you to Phoenix, electronically at least.
The Trail Blazers still have to deal with the Warriors tonight at Oracle Arena (7 p.m. tip on Comcast SportsNet Channel 37), but I, along with PR superstud Collin Romer, are already down in the desert preparing for the All-Star festivities to begin. So as far as coverage of Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and Rudy Fernandez in Phoenix goes, trailblazers.com and this here Center Court Blog is going to be your destination for all the video, podcasts, live and not-so-live updates from US Airways Arena and beyond.
We'll also try to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the hype machine that is All-Star Weekend. Rookie/Sophomore, dunk contest, the big game on Sunday, community service projects, random interactions with the glitterati of the NBA, and so on and so forth. We'll be bringing it the best we can.
So after the throw down with the Warriors tonight, turn your full attention to All-Star for the rest of the weekend.