Take it from Twitter: A big weekend in the Northwest
With backyard BBQs, pool time, the Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a number of other festivities, you may have missed what was trending on Twitter from over the weekend.
Let’s get you caught up from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s big topics in the Northwest sports scene that may or may not included rap songs and fresh ink!
Greg Oden is back at it!
You might want to sit down for this one, Trail Blazers fans.
At the age of 30 now, Oden made his return to the court in “The Basketball Tournament” on Friday night. The former NBA center suited up for his alma mater in their Super 16 win over Primetime Players.
Oden went 5-of-10 from the field to finish with 11 points and he also pulled down five rebounds in Friday’s win.
You can see in these two videos from Twitter, that Oden’s not letting his knees stop him, at least not for Friday’s 16 minutes of action.
Dame demoing some new music
Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard showed how strong his rap game is on his IG account.
There were plenty of fire emojis used as fans commented on Dame Dolla’s fresh verses.
Lillard not only posted some of his latest beats to his Instagram Live, but he also posted this on his timeline…
A big farewell goal…
The Portland Timbers, Fanendo Adi went out with a bang in his final game with the Timbers.
Adi tapped in a short-range goal during the 80th minute that would end up being the winning goal as the Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night.
It was reported before Saturday’s game that he was on his way out of PDX via a trade to FC Cincinnati.
After the game the striker thanked the Timbers and the fans for their support during his time in Portland.
The Ducks with their own version of Saturday Night Live
The Oregon Ducks football program continued its popular “Saturday Night Live” summer recruiting event.
More than 40 elite football prospects from all around the country showed up as the Oregon football coaching staff hosted this camp for football players inside Autzen Stadium.
People were paying attention to class of 2019 running back Cross Patton with their focus on his father, rapper Big Boi who showed up to support his son and you could tell, he was excited to show off his boy’s talents.
New paint, who dis?
Goss Stadium got an update! With the Oregon State Beavers returning to Corvallis this spring as the 2018 national baseball champions, it was time to show off the victory with some fresh paint near third base.
Beavers assistant coach Andy Jenkins tweeted out a photo of the new ink on the field.
Love is in the air for this Trail Blazers…
It has been a big couple of months for Trail Blazers' forward Jake Layman.
Layman had the third year of his contract become guaranteed with the Blazers in mid-July. The Blazers chose to re-sign Layman over Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton.
The 24-year-old also asked his long-time girlfriend to be his wife.
On Sunday, the Trail Blazers congratulated Jake on his big event by tweeting out an engagement photo.