Blazing down the wrong trail
Though authorities ultimately decided not to pursue charges against Randolph, the incident only goes to prove that you can take the Jailblazer out of Portland but you can't take the Portland out of the Jailblazer.
It's like a curse every player comes under when slipping on a Trail Blazer uniform that may or may not have anything to do with drug possession, spousal abuse, assault and battery or driving while under the influence.
Forget, for a second, that in the Blazers' five-year attempt to outright purchase an NBA title by throwing money and more money toward supremely talented players with questionable character that they have embarrassed a community that once cherished them.
Since 2000, the Blazers have gathered the most impressive array of top-to-bottom talent in the history of the NBA and simply destroyed individual careers in the process, while not winning a single NBA title.
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