September 23, 2008
Jason Quick of The Oregonian: "Trail Blazers fans gave newcomer Rudy Fernandez a rousing welcome to Portland on Monday when more than 100 people armed with signs, banners and chants showed up at Portland International Airport to greet the Spanish star. Amid chants of "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!", Fernandez walked through a gauntlet of fans clad in Blazers attire, stopping to sign autographs, take pictures, and slap high fives. He signed one banner from a teenager that read 'Rudy — I skipped school to be here.'" And then he signed a baby. Rip City has the video; Blazer's Edge has the detailed press conference notes.