It was a nice ride for Charles Barkley on the Portland Trail Blazers wagon.
After the Blazers defeated the # 1 seeded Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of this Western Conference first-round playoff bout, Barkley pulled out the broom calling for a sweep.
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Three games and three pretty hard and headache losses later, Chuck withdrew his statement.
I’ll take the hats off the Portland Trail Blazers, they haven’t given up. They had no chance of winning that game in the second half and competed. But obviously I was wrong.
He may end up wrong. The Blazers have over 9% chance of making it to the playoffs to clinch the eighth and final seeded in the Western Conference playoffs, but we’re happy Chuck Stan is for the Blazers.
Fighting from a 3-1 hole is no easy feat.
The last team to do so was the 76ers in 2012 who beat the Chicago Bulls 4–2. The 1999 Knicks are the only eighth-seeded to reach the NBA Finals and no eighth-seeded has won an NBA championship. And only 11 times in NBA history has a team returned 3-1 to win a series, one of which was a team led by LeBron James to win the NBA championship.
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One thing Chuck said should come to light is that the Trail Blazers never stop. Despite lopsided wrong calls or the possibility of Damian Lillard not playing in the fifth game (receiving an MRI at the time of this article published), Portland is a team that will not give up.
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