Grantland Channel’s NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers, Alpha Dogs, and Stock Up, Stock Down
Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for their passionate fan base. In the second video, after the jump, Bill, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins, and Sage Steele discuss who the NBA’s alpha dogs are.
Finally, watch the Countdown gang play a little game called Stock Up, Stock Down. Jalen, Bill, Doug, and Sage are disappointed in Ricky Rubio, the Milwaukee Bucks, and J.R. Smith, but they are impressed by Steven Adams and the Phoenix Suns.