Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball

Kerry Eggers (Author)

Product Details

$26.99  $24.83
Sports Publishing LLC
Publish Date
November 20, 2018
5.7 X 1.8 X 9.1 inches | 1.7 pounds
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About the Author

Kerry Eggers is a sportswriter who has covered Portland sports for more than forty years, writing for the Portland Tribune since its inception in 2001. He is a five-time winner of the Oregon Sportswriter of the Year Award and has covered major sporting events throughout his career, including the Summer Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals to name a few. He is the author of six books, including Blazers Profiles, Clyde the Glide, and The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State.


"One of the great cult teams in NBA history deserves its own book (and, for that matter, movie). Eggers is the perfect chronicler and he delivers with (pardon the pun) this blunt retelling. The anecdotes--equally maddening and comical--capture an era. But the larger story--enablers, unaccountability, and the corrosive influence of money--is timeless."
--Jon Wertheim, executive editor, Sports Illustrated

"You will want to read Jail Blazers ever so slowly. So many delectable details to digest and savor. So much was news to me."
--Peter Vecsey, the first national NBA columnist, NBC/TNT/NBA-TV analyst

"The Jail Blazers--a team and an era we're not likely to ever see again in any self-respecting professional sports league. It was a constant tightrope walk between comedy and tragedy. Kerry Eggers's exhaustive research brings it all back in an incredible saga of a franchise gone wrong. Whether you are a Trail Blazer fan or not, this book will amaze you."
--Dwight Jaynes, digital editor/on-air host, NBC Sports Northwest

"A comprehensive look at one of the darkest eras of Trail Blazers basketball, which is enriched by extensive interviews from many of the key characters. Jail Blazers even unearths some untold stories and scenes that will remind just how wild and crazy the ride was for Trail Blazers' fans."
--Jason Quick, The Athletic

"Kerry Eggers provides excellent, in-depth, never-before-told events that occurred during the Jail Blazer era. This book is a must-read for sports fans who crave unfiltered, behind-the-scenes details about a group of talented, volatile players that shaped history."
--Chris Haynes, senior NBA insider, Yahoo! Sports