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Blazing the Path is your audio home for all things Portland Trailblazers, part of the Hoop Heads Podcast Network. Blazing the Path is a weekly podcast hosted by Rob Hetherington (rob_heth) and Corban Ford (@corbanfordnba) detailing all the latest happenings with the Portland Trailblazers. The podcast will include Rob and Corbans’ analysis and opinions on the Portland Trailblazers and the NBA in general. Expect appearances from guests that will provide player/team previews as well as game reactions, trade and free agency speculation, draft analysis, and more on both the Trailblazers and the NBA at large.

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Blazing the Path is your audio home for all things Portland Trailblazers, part of the Hoop Heads Podcast Network. Blazing the Path is a weekly podcast hosted by Rob Hetherington (rob_heth) and Corban Ford (@corbanfordnba) detailing all the latest happenings with the Portland Trailblazers. The podcast will include Rob and Corbans’ analysis and opinions on the Portland Trailblazers and the NBA in general. Expect appearances from guests that will provide player/team previews as well as game reactions, trade and free agency speculation, draft analysis, and more on both the Trailblazers and the NBA at large.

    NBA Regular Season Conference Previews and Trail Blazers' Deep Dive Extravaganza with Tara Bowen-Biggs

    NBA Regular Season Conference Previews and Trail Blazers' Deep Dive Extravaganza with Tara Bowen-Biggs

    Welcome back to yet another edition of Blazing the Path
    (@blazingthepath) hosted by Corban Ford (@corbannba) and Rob
    Hetherington (rob_heth). Corban and Rob are joined by none other than
    Tara Bowen-Biggs (Twitter: "Team Mom" @tcbbiggs) herself! With much
    podcasting experience formerly with Blazer"s Edge and other ventures,
    Tara is currently a cohost on "We Have a Take" (@wehaveatake) and
    Stepback Sisterhood (@StepbackSisters), providing interesting and
    insightful coverage of RipCity as well as other aspects of current/past
    NBA. Tara joins alongside Rob and Corban to breakdown her thoughts on
    the NBA Preseason, not only diving into her nervousness about the
    Blazers' performance but also evaluating some teams/young cores who have
    stood out across the league. The focus of the discussion then shifts to
    a bubbly preview of both the Eastern and Western Conference Divisions.
    Last but of course not least comes the Western Conference's Northwest
    Division Preview which of course includes the concerns and hopes for the
    team out West Tara and her fellow Oregonians holds dear- your Portland
    Trail Blazers!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Corban's Time at Summer League and Thoughts on the Trail Blazers Offseason Moves

    Corban's Time at Summer League and Thoughts on the Trail Blazers Offseason Moves

    Corban Ford (Twitter: @corbannba) and Rob Hetherington (rob_heth) are back to discuss Corban's exciting experience at NBA Summer League as well as all things Trail Blazers' offseason/free agency. Corban talks about his time at Summer League which included taking in a ton of Rockets' games and even meeting new NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo! Then, Corban and Rob analyze the new look Blazers' bench squad in addition to how the new players added in free agency might fit around the established starting core.
    Tune in and be sure to subscribe to "Blazing The Path" wherever you get your podcasts for notifications when each weekly episode is available! (Twitter and Instagram: @blazingthepath Facebook: @blazingthepath1)

    • 24 min
    Allow Me to Introduce New Co-Host Corban Ford & Blazing the Path Season 2

    Allow Me to Introduce New Co-Host Corban Ford & Blazing the Path Season 2

    Now joined by Corban Ford, alongside Rob Hetherington, welcome back to
    Blazing the Path, your home for Portland Trailblazers and NBA Analysis
    for the 2021-2022 NBA Season! A huge RipCity welcome and thank you so
    much to Corban Ford for joining the show as co-host. We have so much in
    store this season here with Blazing the Path and we cannot wait to get
    started. Rob introduces Corban to the Trail Blazers faithful and NBA
    fans at large in this episode and Corban shares a bit of his
    background in NBA podcasting, More to come next week on Corban's
    impressive experience with other NBA Podcasts both in the past and
    future, as well as his coverage of NBA Summer League 2021, and of course
    some in depth coverage of the Trail Blazers' offseason moves/ongoing
    trade rumors. Be sure to subscribe to "Blazing the Path: wherever you
    listen to your favorite podcasts and be sure your notifications are on
    when the new episode drops every week this season. And of course,
    subscribe to Corban's other podcasts which are part of a plethora of
    other exciting projects... give him a follow on Twitter (@corbannba) and
    check out/subscribe to his other podcasts listed in his biography
    there. Blazing the Path fans... Stay tuned for weekly episodes, starting
    now!

    • 6 min
    Round 2 Coverage: The Emerging Dominant NBA Teams and Superstars of the 2020s

    Round 2 Coverage: The Emerging Dominant NBA Teams and Superstars of the 2020s

    This week on Blazing the Path (@BlazingthePath on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook), Rob gives his take on the best coaching option for the Blazers this offseason and dives into the early 2nd Round of the NBA playoffs. He addresses what has led to success and struggle thus far in the 2nd Round. Tune in as Rob gives his bold predictions for the 3 series matchups that are still in the mix and goes in depth discussing the dynamic new look of the NBA amidst the dawn of a new era of playoff caliber players and teams.

    • 25 min
    Game 6 Recap & Aftermath plus a Look Around the League

    Game 6 Recap & Aftermath plus a Look Around the League

    After a hiatus, welcome back to Blazing the Path everyone! Rob discusses the roller coaster ride that was Game 6 between the Blazers and Nuggets, analyzing both the positives as well as the major downfalls of the Blazers that led to their loss and first round exit. He touches on the likely coaching candidates now that Terry Stotts is no longer the head coach following the past two underwhelming seasons that had high expectations. Then it’s all playoff talk for the rest of the league, with more to come during round 2 of these exciting 2021 NBA Playoffs.

    • 58 min
    Defensive Woes Continue...What's the Solution?

    Defensive Woes Continue...What's the Solution?

    Joel and Rob are joined by a well-versed Blazers podcaster from @Trailcasters, @RipCityKeith. The guys do a quick recap of the past week’s Blazers games, addressing the major offensive strengths and defensive weaknesses from the games. Then the next week’s games are covered... a lot of young talent is available amidst these injuries so the guys discuss possible starting/bench lineups as well as who they have confidence in to stop the defensive struggles, especially at the point guard and center positions. Who can help the Blazers through this brutal batch of injuries? Tune in to find out!

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

mydude24 ,

Don’t miss it

Must listen especially for Blazers fans! They know their stuff and have a lot of passion for the team.

CoachMC34 ,

Great show!

Definitely worth a listen and subscribe!

Match4110 ,

Really Fun Listen!

A must-listen for Blazers fans. No better way to keep up with the team and stay connected to everything else happening in the league

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