Always close, but never close enough. That was the story of these Portland Trail Blazers. In 1990, they were almost champions, succumbing to Detroit in The Finals. In ’91, after posting the a league high 63 wins, they almost returned to The Finals, but lost to Los Angeles in the Conference Finals, In ’92, they were back again and Clyde Drexler almost proved he was the league’s best guard. However even with the support of a deeply talented roster, again they fell short in six games. Drexler, Terry Porter, Buck Williams, Jerome Kersey and Cliff Robinson were a versatile, resourceful and resilient unit. A great team, just never the best.