Renewed Hope After Blazers Get No. 1
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Blazer Fans Rejoice At Draft Lottery Win
PORTLAND - Trail Blazer fans are rejoicing in their good luck after drawing the No. 1 draft pick.
It's been a long time since the Blazers have been No. 1 at anything, but Tuesday's announcement changed all that, giving many fans hope for the future.
Thrilled fans watched the draft live at a northeast Portland restaurant. For people who've worn the Blazer uniform in the past, it brought back great moments in team history.
"When I was here with Scottie Pippen and Steve Smith there was this kind of energy. But now you can see it's coming back. You saw it last year, the record wasn't there but the energy was there. And I think this is the result of having that positive energy," Antonio Harvey told KOIN News 6.
"I've been a Blazers fan since before I can remember and there's only been one other moment that comes close to this. But I feel like we already are No. 1, yeah, we are No. 1," an excited fan said.
Since the announcement, the Blazer Web site has taken an unprecedented number of hits. Some speculate that season tickets will soon be in short supply.
KOIN News 6 for Local News Weather and Sports, Portland, OR; KOIN.com - Renewed Hope After Blazers Get No. 1