The new Stone Cold? LeBron flying Delta? Twitter Q&A with The Godfather
Delayed flight calls for Q&A
Imagine sitting on your Delta flight ready to depart, headphones on, the soft beats of Coldplay flowing through your ears. You look up because a gentleman said he had the window seat... it's LeBron James. Can you imagine sitting next to LeBron James on your commerical flight in coach? Well, that's what the "old" NBA days looked like.
How do we know this? Well, while sitting on a three hour delay in the Boston airport this morning, our NBC Sports Northwest Portland Trail Blazers insider Dwight "The Godfather" Jaynes took to Twitter for a Q & A session to pass the time.
Scroll through to find the best questions and answers...
Toronto tough test
Q (from @rjblaze): Would you agree that Toronto is the biggest test for the Blazers this road trip? If there was something that you could point to that the Blazers need to do in order to secure another victory, what would it be?
A: Yes, the Raptors are the biggest worry on this trip. Blazers need to make more shots then they did vs. Boston to best Toronto. And the defense needs to be consistent.
Portland @ Toronto tips off at 5 PM (PT) on Friday, March 1 in Toronto, Canada.
Favorite Blazer from 70’s-80’s?
Q (from @DerekEberhardt): Favorite Blazer from late 70’s or early 80’s to talk to… about life, not basketball?
A: So many from that era. Loved talking with Rod Strickland. Standup guy who really knows the game. Terry Porter, Jim Paxson, Sam Bowie, Danny Ainge, Damon Stoudamire… so many more.
MLB to PDX
Q (from @Bleitgeb): As a baseball guy, what would you assess the odds are that a major league baseball team is playing in Portland within 4 years and do you believe that Portland can support a successful, competitive team in todays MLB structure?
A: Support it? For sure. Not sure of the timetable. Would say five years at most, Brian.
The modern NBA
Q (from @dallas_mike44): Biggest difference between NBA players and organizations from when you started to now?
A: Players are pampered more now. Luxury practice facilities. Charter flights, all sorts of perks they didn’t get when I started. They flew commercial in those days!
The new Stone Cold?
Q (from @ChisTom): Is Becky Lynch vs. the world the best thing happening in WWE right now? Is she the new Stone Cold?
A: They are making a big mistake using the same old gimmick with her that they used with Stone Cold. She’s better than that schtick. They need to dump some of their old guys and turn it over to the young ones who can wrestle. No more HHH!.
(*** pictured: Ric Flair, an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.)