The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are Portland, Oregon based an American professional basketball team. Now a days Portland Trail Blazers play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Originally the Trail Blazers played their home games in the Memorial Coliseum, before 1995 when they moved to the Rose Garden Arena. The franchise entered the league in 1970, based in Portland throughout its existence and is the only major league franchise in Oregon until 2011 when the Portland Timbers will join the MLS. The Portland Trail Blazers franchise has also enjoyed a strong following; from the year 1977 through 1995, the team sold out 814 consecutive home games, the longest such streak in American professional sports.
Portland Blazers has advanced to the National Basketball Association Finals three times, winning the NBA Championship once, in the year 1977. The other NBA Finals appearances were in the year 1990 and 1992. The team has made it for the playoffs in 26 seasons of their 39-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight games from 1983 through 2003. Four Hall of Fame players have played for the Trail Blazers they are Lenny Wilkens, Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, and Dražen Petrović), as well as one player Scottie Pippen, who was recognized as one of the league's 50 greatest players.