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Coach Stott trust his players... http://t.co/yC1hxv962E
Used to be all kinds of youth football teams called the “Raiders.” Hard to find any now. Ask all the Britneys out there why.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrew 11:1
Nick Aliotti on Mike Leach: “We broke bread together. Hell, we broke more than bread."
Aldridge said that he studied the film from the Spurs series. "They definitely played me different than Houston did."
Aldridge on big guys: "They're all weird in their own way. Rolo is the weirdest."
Media Day Finished, now back home to take care of something.....
L. Aldridge already starting with the message for the team re:buying in "If guys start thinking about themselves, that changes things."
Aldridge on "elite" talk: "I definitely feel like we can be one of the top teams in the league. It starts tomorrow."
And we close with LaMarcus Aldrdige ...
Batum says he still has expectations for the Blazers to be a top-4 team.
Batum: "I feel great. ... I don’t really want to rest … take days off. The other guys have been working out all summer, too."
Batum said France winning a medal was such a big deal, he had all kinds of responsibilities to be a spokesman for team.
Batum said he has had ONE day off since World Cup, with appearances and interviews after it. But he points out he's only 25.
Nicolas Batum said that he hoped going into the summer that the Blazers would sign Steve Blake. "I have great memories with him."
Dorell Wright on team success, leading to individual success: "You saw it with the Spurs. All their guys got taken care of."
Batum and Aldridge still yet to speak at media day. They're coming out shortly.
After that cluster, we'll get Batum and Aldridge to finish media day, one at a time.
Chris Kaman's game shoes. Nice touch Nike. http://t.co/x2rXJLXBpZ
Lopez said he and Kaman -- both big personalities -- are each uniquely "crazy" ... said they're on the "opposite end of the crazy spectrum."
Rolo said Dorell Wright always says, "If a team wins, guys are going to get paid." Lopez, of course, will be an FA after season.
Lopez says Kaman is a "starting caliber" player, who is "unbelievably versatile on offensive end" and "very surprising defensively."
"We're both crazy in our own ways. We are at opposite ends of the crazy spectrum. So much so that it loops back around." RoLo on he + Kaman
Rolo on Kaman: "I think we’re both crazy in our own ways. He’s crazy in a different way."
Robin Lopez said that he had fun in the Caribbean with friends this summer but: "Nothing I'm going to tell you guys."
Robin Lopez: "We can’t take anything we’ve done for granted. … Stay hungry, keep the same spirit we had last year."
Sideshow Rob at the podium http://t.co/6qF9Iq0Ec3
Robin Lopez on the witness stand.
Matthews on key to taking next step: "We have to continue to shore up defensively."
Does it cross Wesley Matthews' mind that this could be his last Blazers season? "Nope." http://t.co/Q5aOad3OtE
Wesley Matthews up.
Lillard said he did an adidas commercial in which he shows a "split personality."
Damian Lillard said he worked on his lower-body strength this offseason. Also, he’s motivated by the USA basketball snub.
Lillard said he has cut out fast food, sugar, salt from diet, has noticed a difference.
Lillard said getting cut from Team USA was a motivator, added "wood" to the fire: "I felt like it was them telling me I wasn’t good enough."
Lillard on goal: "I just want to be a better player than I was last season."
Lillard on being cut by USA Basketball: "I basically took it as, you’re not good enough." Said he's motivated by it.
Damian Lillard, ladies and gentlemen. http://t.co/asimXVkzSr