Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

Ah, there’s nothing like the rivalry between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.

They are two of the most passionate fanbases in the NBA and let’s just keep it real, they do not like each other. 

When digging back into this heated rivalry, many Trail Blazers fans believe the inexplicable hate for the Lakers started in the 2000 Western Conference Finals. 

LA nearly blew a 3-1 lead in the series when Portland forced a Game 7. Leading by 15 with only 10:28 remaining, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’ Neal found their groove and well, Blazers fans, you know the outcome. 

Pandemonium ensued and the two fanbases have never been the same ever since. For years the rivalry has been seemingly dormant, as the Lakers haven’t been to the playoffs since 2012-13, and the Trail Blazers are gearing up for a seventh-straight year in the postseason. 

Now that the two teams are playing one another in the 2020 NBA playoffs, let the antics begin.

Lakers fans wasted no time trolling the Trail Blazers and putting out their Lakers in 4 predictions.


At least Chuck’s got Portland’s back. 

Hey, not everyone is down on Portland’s chances. 


Lillard and the Trail Blazers are just getting started.

[Listen to the Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon and special guest Kevin Love].