can somebody tell me the story behind the trail-blazers?

Question by J- M0 reloaded: can somebody tell me the story behind the trail-blazers?
what is the nickname trail-blazers suppose to mean?

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Answer by Mikey
No idea but it sounds pretty legit. It’s also a type of car haha

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Trail Blazers are people who smoke weed while hiking.

The team has been known as the “Trail Blazers” throughout its history. Two weeks after being awarded an expansion franchise in 1970, team management held a contest to select the team’s name. More than 10,000 entries were submitted. The most popular choice was “Pioneers,” but that name was excluded from consideration as it was already used by sports teams at Portland’s Lewis and Clark College. The name “Trail Blazers” received 172 entries, and was selected as the name.

The team’s colors are red, white, black, and silver, which was added in 2002.[ The team’s “pinwheel” logo, originally designed by the cousin of former Blazer executive Harry Glickman, is a graphic interpretation of two five-on-five basketball teams lined up against each other. One side of the pinwheel is rendered in red; the other side is rendered in a monochrome color (black, silver, or white). The logo has gone from a vertical alignment to a slanted one over time.

Portland’s home uniforms are white in color, with red, black, and silver accents; the primary road uniform is black, with red, white, and sliver accents. The alternate road uniform is red with white, silver, and black accents. From 1970 to the 1977–78 season, the team wore red road uniforms, switching to black in that year. The team again wore red during the 1984–85 season, switching back to black road jerseys after that. In 2002, the team reintroduced red jerseys.

The team’s mascot is Blaze the Trail Cat, a two-tone silver-colored mountain lion, which has been the team’s official mascot since 2002. Prior to Blaze’s debut, the Trail Blazers never had any official mascot. A popular unofficial mascot was the late Bill “The Beerman” Scott, a Seattle beer vendor/cheerleader who worked for numerous pro teams, including the Trail Blazers, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Mariners. Scott worked for the Trail Blazers from 1981 through 1985.

EDIT: To Deee-troit Basketball.
Actually the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons never originated in either Houston or Detroit. Houston Rockets were originally in San Diego, called the San Diego Rockets. The reason for this is because San Diego was considered a “city of motion”. The name wasn’t changed after moving to Houston because Houston is known to be the city of Space Exploration/NASA.(Rockets Involved)

The Detroit Pistons originated in Fort Wayne, called originally the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons(weird name). The owner’s name was Fred Zollner, and was a manufacture for car pistons, which is where the name came from. And when Pistons moved to Detroit, it was not changed because it fits in perfectly with the style of the city.

There’s a history lesson for ya! =D

Well the guy/girl above me gave a very detailed history, but the name trail-blazer just means someone/something who blazes a trail for other. That is, someone/something that is a pioneer and has much success. That’s why the name trail-blazers was chosen. It would be interesting to know if the name has any specific connotations to Portland like the Denver nuggets (Gold rush) or Detroit Pistons (automotive industry) or Houston Rockets (NASA)

What ‘V’ said.

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