Black Friday

Associated Press
File - In this Dec. 16, 2011, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge poses for his Trail Blazers' media day photo, in Portland, Ore. In what has become known as Black Friday around the organization, the Blazers' hopes to see Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge lead the team to NBA glory were dashed. Instead, Roy retired, Oden had another knee setback and Aldridge's training camp was delayed by a medical procedure for a heart condition. But since that dark day at the start of camp on Dec. 9, the Blazers have become surprisingly upbeat. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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