“Before we played a game, I realized that we had the makings of something very special.
We had exactly the right mix to win.” *

- Dr. Jack Ramsay



Road to the Finals
Blazers vs. Bulls (2-1)
Blazers vs. Nuggets (4-2)
Blazers vs. Lakers (4-0)

NBA Finals
Blazers vs. 76ers (4-2)
Game 1 and 2
Game 3 and 4
Game 5 and 6


How Times Have Changed

Prices in 1977:
  • Gas: $0.63/gallon
  • Minimum Wage: $2.30/hour
  • Evening Movie Ticket: $2.25
  • Stamp: $0.13
  • Average New Home: $54,000
  • Milk: $1.68/gallon
  • Median Household Income: $13,572
  • Four-year college tuition: $1,913

  • Events of 1976-1977:
  • Betamax and VHS VCRs are released
  • Elvis Presley and Mao Tse-Tung die
  • Star Wars debutes
  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim is born
  • Two 747s collide, killing 582 people
  • Half of the U.S. watches "Roots" on T.V.
  • How The Team Was Built
    The off-season that proceeded the 1976-77 season was eventful. See how the squad was formed, and witness its first journey to the NBA playoffs.

    Coach Jack Ramsay Interview
    Dr. Jack Ramsay looks back at the '77 Title team and discusses
    what made it so special.

    Lionel Hollins Interview
    Starting guard, Lionel Hollins, reflects on the 1976-77 team's pre-season prospects, Coach Ramsay, and Blazermania.

    Where Were You?
    Tell us where you were in 1977, and share your memories about the Blazers World Championship team.

    1976-77 Roster
    NUM PLAYER POS HT WT FROM
    10Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 Pennsylvania
    16 Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 Dayton
    3Herm Gilliam G 6-3 190 Purdue
    30Bob Gross F 6-6 200 Long Beach State
    14 Lionel Hollins G 6-3 185 Arizona State
    34Robin Jones F 6-9 225 St. Louis
    20 Maurice Lucas F 6-9 215 Marquette
    23 Clyde Mayes F 6-8 225 Furman
    36 Lloyd Neal F-C 6-7 225 Tennessee State
    15 Larry Steele G 6-5 180 Kentucky
    13 Dave Twardzik G 6-1 175 Old Dominion
    42Wally Walker F 6-7 190 Virginia
    32 Bill Walton C 6-11 210 UCLA


    *Quotes from Rip City! A Quarter Century with the Portland Trail Blazers

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