It's a fair question, is the franchise cursed? In case you haven't heard yet, Brandon Roy is having an MRI today on his achillies, saying after being taken out after 14 minutes last night that he has a bone issue down there. The only bone that's going to rub that part of the body would be the ankle, and if it's a bone issue that leads to all sorts of other problems.
In case you were keeping track, and you know I was, that would be 8 first round draft picks in the last 3 years, and one is going to be in the starting lineup tomorrow night against the Lakers, Jarrett Jack. Sebastian Telfair, Surge Monia, Viktor the Krapper, Martell Webster, Jack, The Marcus, Roy, and Rodriguez. That's it folks, The Elite 8, 1 starter. I know Steve, I know, that's just a bunch of subterfuge.
The Blazers lost a game last night, but it certainly appears that they may have lost a hell of a lot more. From Jordan's 6 rings, including one over the Blazers, to Elliot's shot, to The Meltdown, to the Elite 8, it's certainly worth a deeper look to see if there is some kind of curse. I'll see if Jobu has anything to say on the matter, I'll offer him cigar and rum, he will come.