Memphis: Birthplace of dreams for Trail Blazers

Updated: February 7, 2007, 1:42 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- This afternoon, two young Trail Blazers are taking a trip back in time. LaMarcus Aldridge stands in the lobby of their Memphis hotel, waiting on teammate Ime Udoka to come downstairs.

They are going to load into a shuttle bus and travel a mile down Main Street to the old Lorraine Motel. It's now the National Civil Rights Museum.

"You know what it is?" asks Portland's director of player development Chris Bowles.

Aldridge nods.

"It's where he got ...

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