The Blazers might have gotten swept, but there is one positive to take away from this string of four straight losses: Al-Farouq Aminu improved from his zero-point first game to score nine, fourteen, and twenty-five in the second, third, and fourth games. If the series magically extended to seven games, Aminu would probably drop 45 on the Warriors and then yell “Gaygay gay” at their bench.
But there will be no more games. The Blazers’ season is over and everybody gets to go home for a long offseason of soul-searching. Why did we even make the playoffs in the first place? Why did we think that our paper mache defense would ever stand a chance against any of the top teams in the West, all of which have high-powered offenses? Who’s going to be with the team next year? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen to bad people (Draymond Green)? Why does God hate Portland? What if Greg Oden was on this team?
Hopefully Aminu doesn’t let these questions bother him too much so he can get right into his offseason routine of watching Fresh Prince reruns and eating pork rinds.