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Almost three years ago to the, um, year, Deadspin's Will Leitch set out to salute the most outstanding blogs for each NBA team. He called it "Blogdom's Best." So cute. But a lot has changed in the last few years — Ballhype, Blog World, RSS feeds! — so we here at Ball Don't Lie have decided to take a second look. This aft: the best Portland Trail Blazers blogs.

Goodness gracious sakes alive, this was tough. No kidding, this team really does feature a formidable blog lineup, and while we’re not copping out and telling you that the three ranked positions are interchangeable, it truly was a close one. 

I mean, had you told me a few weeks ago when Skeets proposed the idea for ranking the top three blogs for each team that I would end up leaving the sublime work of Sean and the OregonLive staff at Blazer Blog out of the Portland triptych, I would have probably asked you just how far down in the polls that McCain/Pawlenty ticket was, and if my beard ever grew in. I probably would have returned to the subject of the Portland Trail Blazers much, much later — considering that you were sent from the future — but it still would have been a surprise. 

So, for lack of better foresight, here's the best of the rest, in no particular order:

Blazer Banter — Timely news, news, news.
Behind the Beat — Put together by one of the best beat writers in sports, Jason Quick.
Mike Barrett — The PDX play-by-play man always has good stuff.
The Inferno — "Inferno" means "hot," to these eyes. Hot!

3. Blazer's Edge — Some of the more thought-provoking posts in the blogosphere have come from tidy, little site over the last few years. 

2. Center Court — Access, access, access. Multimedia content, tons of posts, great stuff to dive into, daily. Amazing that it came in second. Casey runs a fabulous site. 

1. The Rip City Project — Coup and SJ write so damn much, it’s amazing that they mostly keep to documenting the ups and downs of just one team. A fantastic blog.

If you would like to nominate a specific team blog for selection, let us know right here.

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