In which we learn that an NBA Championship is a terrible thing to waste.
Portland Monthly has a nifty timeline for the 1845-2013, 50 Moments that Shaped Portland article we speak of in the podcast. Take them all in, but The Resident Historian’s piece can be found in June of 1977.
Here is some video from Game 6.
And here’s the Maurice Lucas/Darryl Dawkins fight in Game 2, 1977. Both were ejected, and both played in the next game (as in no suspensions). Again, it was a very different, very physical game then.
And the crazy coked out interview with Jerry Garcia at the Paramount in October 1977.