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Young star for the Portland Trailblazers Anfernee Simons joins us to talk about how he went 0-100 with his tattoos. Ant always told others he wouldn’t get any tattoos, so when he showed up to training camp with a full sleeve it was a huge surprise for everyone. Ant wanted to go all out. The thought process behind the tattoos are what’s important, t…
 
A longtime Portland reporter who covered the Trail Blazers for decades has a new biography about one of the franchise’s most popular players. On this week’s episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress chats with longtime Portland journalist Kerry Eggers. Fentress talked to Eggers about his biography, “Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds” a…
 
The Blazers are accustomed to tough starts to the season during the Lillard era, but this season is unlikely any other because of the coaching change, Dame's struggles and other factors. On the latest episode of Blazer Focused, podcasts editor Andrew Theen is joined by Mike Acker, a freelance contributor to The Oregonian/OregonLive. They discussed:…
 
Orlando Magic Vet Terrence Ross joins the pod with endless funny stories. Terrence talks about how he was peer pressured into his first tattoo and was scared of his moms reaction after. Terrence then looks back to his first sessions and compares them to sessions he has had recently. Ross then tells us a hysterical exclusive story about how former t…
 
Craig Birnbach has an NCAA championship ring. Now he wants some bigger hardware [kidding, sorta]. On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress is joined by one of the newest members of the Trail Blazers broadcasting team. Craig Birnbach is no stranger to anyone who has been around the NBA or sports media in the past decade an…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers have been up front so far that the season would likely include some up and downs as the team adjusted to a new coach, a new defensive system and tweaks on the offensive side. That’s been true to form. On this week’s episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Andrew Theen discuss the first four games of the …
 
InkedNBA 2021 All NBA first tattoo team selection Austin Rivers joins us today and covers everything NBA tattoos. Austin gives us a look into his influences inside and outside the game, name dropping guys like Wiz Khalifa and Deron Williams. Rivers then talks about his super complicated routine when getting a new tattoo and explains that he never r…
 
One of the worlds best Artists Steve Butcher shares his story about the influence Kobe Bryant had on his professional career. Butcher credits Kobe for his work ethic and mindset and explains how Kobe initiated his move from New Zealand to LA. Butcher also talks us through the story and process of Lonzo Ball’s iconic “Black Excellence” sleeve. Butch…
 
The NBA season kicks off Oct. 20 and there is drama galore: Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, more super teams. On the latest episode of Blazer Focused, Aaron Fentress is joined by colleague Aron Yohannes (a Milwaukee Bucks superfan) to discuss the storylines ahead. They discussed the Blazers' ceiling with a new coach and some new pieces and storylines ac…
 
Robert “RoCo” Covington joins Matt to talk about the evolution of his ink. How he views the body as a canvas and why tattoos are your personal life story. RoCo gets into how he spent quarantine getting tatted along with the explanation behind all of his new ink. We hear about his crazy 21 hour tattoo session, his future tattoo plans, and who inspir…
 
Milwaukee Bucks rookie “Mamu” has followed InkedNBA since his Seton Hall days. He joins us today with his artist Inkmanb. From cultural icons like Allen Iverson to 50 Cent we talk some of his first influencers. Growing up with strict parents he recalls his first tattoo and how he had to hide it from his dad for months. Drawing inspiration from some…
 
The Oregonian/OregonLive's Aaron Fentress and Andrew Theen discuss the Trail Blazers' preseason opener. Them chatted about Jusuf Nurkic shooting more threes, Anfernee Simons running the second unit and the defensive struggles. They also discussed Nassir Little, Dame off ball action and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
Three-Time NBA champion Danny Green joins the podcast to talk about his latest championship sleeve and how he was able to get tattooed by three of the best artist in the sports world, Steve Wiebe, Steve Butcher and GangaTattoos. He brings us behind the scenes and talks about the insane amount of detail they put into each piece. We also talk about h…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers held their media day this week, and all the talking points were strong. This is a team focused on defense, where roles will be accepted and leaders will be held responsible. On the latest episode of Blazer Focused, beat writer Aaron Fentress is joined by Joe Freeman to discuss what to make of media day, training camp and …
 
Basketball time is nearly here! On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Andrew Theen discuss some of the key storylines surrounding the team as it approaches training camp, the first preseason game and media day. They discussed Norman Powell, Jusuf Nurkic, the offensive adjustments, taking better threes and that pesk…
 
This week we talk with Portland Trailblazers forward Nassir Little. From his mom influencing him to get his first tattoo at 17 to looking up to guys like Birdman. Designing your ink so it fits on the court – the ultimate creativity within the game. Little talks about the progression of his tattoos and how they symbolize his come up in life, how he …
 
Welcome to Inkednba, the only place that takes you behind the scenes to hear the genuine stories behind your favorite players ink. On the first episode host Matt Mangano talks to Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein. We hear about Cauley-Steins tattoo origin stories, the struggles he faces with having face tattoos, the explanation of his fav…
 
It's officially the Dog Days of Summer, but there's still plenty to talk about when it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers. On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Andrew Theen discuss the every-swirling Ben Simmons trade rumors given his recent comments about training camp. They also discussed the Larry Nance Jr. tr…
 
On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, beat writer Aaron Fentress is joined by podcasts editor Andrew Theen. They discussed Aaron's recent pieces examining Chauncey Billups' coaching philosophy as he sees it and Norman Powell's decision to return to Portland and why he feels so comfortable here. We also discussed Cody Zeller's potenti…
 
On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Joe Freeman discuss the offseason free agency signings. They discussed why the Norman Powell signing is being overlooked in Rip City in terms of its significance, what the other moves mean to the bench's defense and why Blazer fans should be optimistic -- sorta -- headed into t…
 
On the latest episode of Blazer Focused, reporter Aaron Fentress talks to The Oregonian/OregonLive's resident Bucks superfan, Aron Yohannes, about his beloved Bucks. Yohannes, born and raised in Milwaukee, was back home to witness the team's first title in 50 years. What can the Trail Blazers learn from that squad's success? What can Rip City make …
 
Damian Lillard spoke publicly Thursday for the first time since the Trail Blazers hired Chauncey Billups. Lillard addressed media members during a brief availability at Team USA practice. On this episode of Blazer Focused, beat writer Aaron Fentress is joined by podcasts editor Andrew Theen. They discussed Dame's comments, what to make of some of t…
 
On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Joe Freeman discuss Tuesday's news conference introducing Chauncey Billups, the fallout from that event, whether he can win over a segment of fans, Lillard's uneasy feelings, what type of coach Billups may be and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
The Oregonian/OregonLive's Aaron Fentress and Joe Freeman unpack Damian Lillard's monstrous and historic performance in Game 5 of the Blazers first round series with the Denver Nuggets and also preview Game 6. They talked about Jusuf Nurkic's inconsistencies, the bench's inability to show up when it matters so far and what they expect for the rest …
 
Blazers television analyst Lamar Hurd joins the Blazer Focused podcast to offer his views on the team's playoff run, how it navigated a bumpy season, Damian Lillard's greatness and Terry Stotts as a coach. Also, we dove into his career path, where his sense of fashion comes from, the challenges of broadcasting during a pandemic and much more. See a…
 
The Blazers have lost five straight against losing teams, but a close loss to Boston and Jusuf Nurkic starting to come alive offered hope for a turnaround. Also, just how bad is this team’s personnel on defense? And are Lillard’s MVP chances fading fast? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers suffered yet another blowout loss to a good team on Tuesday with first-place Utah Jazz up next. Will Portland's defense ever come around? What did Norman Powell say about the team's defensive effort? How can the Blazers counter opponents when they double-team Damian Lillard? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Jusuf Nurkic is out for the Clippers game. Also, the Blazers were throttled by the taller, longer Bucks on Friday and on Tuesday face the equally long and athletic Clippers. Can the Blazers' three-guard lineup get the job done against bigger teams? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Aaron is joined by Aron Yohannes to discuss how new Portland Trail Blazers guard Norman Powell fits with the Blazers after they acquired him from Toronto for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. Plus, Jusuf Nurkic is set to return Friday. Finally, we take a look at the flurry of activity around the NBA prior to the trade deadline. See acast.com/privacy …
 
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is set to return after injury. Then, the Portland Trail Blazers lost to a team with the worst record in the NBA while gearing up for some tough days ahead — what does it mean? And, what to make of Nassir Little's play? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Aron Yohannes joins the pod to discuss Damian Lillard backing out of the NBA Three-Point contest, whether the NBA is big enough for two 'Melos', how the Blazers need wins over Western Conference contenders and — what will Gary Trent Jr.'s role be once McCollum returns? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers have won four consecutive games leading to Damian Lillard's name being thrown around more often as a possible MVP candidate. But what do the analytic numbers say? Also, Atlanta forward John Collins is reportedly on the trade block. Should the Blazers be interested? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers are 2-2 on their road trip with three games remaining while dealing with numerous injuries. Is coach Terry Stotts to blame for the team's poor defense? Helping the cause has been the play of young players, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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