I am only passionate about a select few things in my life. Blazer basketball is one of them.

I’m a die hard fan. My dad is a season ticket holder, so it’s in my blood. I can talk players, coaches, match-ups, records and stats about my team along with others in the NBA. I only miss watching a few games every season. From October to April, I am following the successes and losses of my beloved team.

Tonight is a very big night. Tonight is Game 1 of a seven game series with the Dallas Mavericks because the Blazers have, for the third season in a row, made it to the playoffs. And we actually have a shot this year of getting past the first round. So at least for me, tonight is a big night. It all starts in a couple hours and I can’t wait.

Rip City, baby.