On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors put a Mortal Kombat finishing move on the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 to sweep their opening-round series. Now, the organization once again faces a litany of questions about their roster and their long-term philosophy as they head into the offseason.
Portland, despite all its cultural and geographical charms, is a notoriously tough sell for free agents, mostly because in the end it’s a small market and, let’s face it, homogeneously white. It’s why the front office had to settle for Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe last summer. Most would point to them as two of the biggest disappointments this season, but fickle Blazers fans have long had another favorite target for their collective ire: Meyers Leonard, suspect hairstyle decision-maker extraordinaire.
Before the final buzzer even sounded on Monday night, fans started a “please trade Meyers” chorus.