Fans can keep updated with Apple apps on the Portland Trail Blazers compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The Blazers are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA. The Trail Blazers originally played their home games in the Memorial Coliseum, before moving to the Rose Garden Arena in 1995. Based in Portland throughout its existence, the franchise entered the league in 1970, and was the only major league franchise in Oregon until the Portland Timbers began play in Major League Soccer in 2011. The franchise has also enjoyed a strong following; from 1977 through 1995, the team sold out 814 consecutive home games, the longest such streak in American major professional sports. After the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Seattle SuperSonics left and relocated to Memphis and Oklahoma City respectively, the Trail Blazers are currently the only NBA team based in the binational Pacific Northwest.
The team has advanced to the NBA Finals three times, winning the NBA Championship once, in 1977. The other NBA Finals appearances were in 1990 and 1992. The team has qualified for the playoffs in 29 seasons of their 41-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight appearances from 1983 through 2003. Six Hall of Fame players have played for the Trail Blazers (Lenny Wilkens, Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrovic’, Arvydas Sabonis, and Scottie Pippen). Bill Walton is the franchise’s most decorated player; he was the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 1977, and the regular season MVP the following year. We have found a few apps that fans might find interesting.
Basketball Fans – Portland by Brighthouse Labs has everything from daily news reports to team bio for an in depth look at the Portland Trail Blazers. With game scores, league standings and a media tab for all the latest video news fans will be able to monitor their team progress. In addition fans will also be able to communicate with other supporters using the integrated chat feature. For $3.99, this informative application is available to download through the iTunes App Store.
Pro Baseline Fan (Portland) by Reflect7 contains all the latest news stories with the ability to check the news before the game or review the standings to see who is on top. Fans will have the opportunity to obtain box scores, roster data, player stats, and bios including a view of the stadium in sections for organizing seating arrangements. There is also a detailed team history with staffing selections, standout seasons, and championship victories. Visit the App Store to download this for $0.99.
Portland Pro Basketball Trivia by Phoenix Venture, LLC is the ideal application for fans that want to test their knowledge of the team. With 100 questions to answer, users can make it easier or harder as they progress. For a bit more of a challenge users can add a time limit and pick the number of questions per session or to get help users can turn on the correct answer section. For $0.99 at the iTunes App Store, this is the ideal application for fans who want to test how much of a supporter they really are.
With helpful applications, users can build up knowledge of the team with everything from breaking news and team history to results and fun trivia questions. Do you think the Portland Trail Blazers are going to have a good season this year? For more information on all the apps, head over to the App Store.