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Blazers take time to learn from the King

Visit to Atlanta gives the Blazers the opportunity to learn about the King, writes J.A. Adande.

Originally Published: January 21, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Greg Oden ducked his head and stepped through a doorway, back through time.

His Portland Trail Blazers teammates followed and gazed around the old gymnasium with its darkened floor. This was what they came to see, the basketball court at the Butler Street YMCA. There isn't much to it. About 75 feet long, 20 feet shorter than NBA size, with the half-court line about where the 3-point line would be in the league. It is one of those old Eastern gyms, the kind with a track ...

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