Mar 20, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) talks with guard Mo Williams (25) during a stoppage in play against the Washington Wizards in the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports


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David MacKay, editor

David MacKay is the Editor in Chief of Rip City Project. That’s me. I am a lifelong advocate and inquisitor of the National Basketball Association, as well as a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. I grew up in Portland’s vast Suburbia with a group of close friends, a forgiving backboard, and an extension cord for my buddy’s radio. I play a mean game of “HORSE,” but my knack for more complex wordplay brings me to your screen today. I love what I do and I hope you love it too. My days begin and end with the Portland Trail Blazers. Google+

Bryce Olin, Staff Writer

Bryce Olin lives in Seattle, WA and misses the Supersonics. He's a featured columnist for Fansided and a staff writer for Fansided's Rip City Project and Sir Charles In Charge. Follow him @bryceolin on the twitter. Contact: [email protected]

Jason Hortsch, Staff Writer

Portland native, basketball fanatic, and Portland Pilot 'til I die

Ryan Allison, Staff Writer

Ryan Allison is a Staff Writer at Rip City Project. He was originally born in Houston, Texas but has lived in California, Oregon, and Missouri. In 1999, he and his family moved to Beaverton, Oregon after his dad got a job at Nike Headquarters. He fell in love with the Portland area and the Trail Blazers. He is a graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and has a degree in Exercise Science. He is married to his wife Brittni and they have a beautiful little girl. He hopes to one day turn his love for sports (especially basketball) into a full-time career.

Brandon Goldner, Staff Writer

Blazers fan since before I was in school, jazz lover, wanna-be writer.

Julian Reed, Staff Writer

Julian Reed is a staff writer at Rip City Project. He is a recent high school graduate from Beaverton who spent much of his childhood obsessed with baseball and vaguely annoyed by basketball. Once he came to his senses, he spent three years irrationally believing that Luke Babbitt was a future All-Star. In retrospect, it was probably a stroke of luck that Babbitt left for Russia the same year Julian’s basketball opinions were broadcast to a wider audience on this very site. He is perpetually in the middle of at least a dozen books and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about thirty seconds. He is probably listening to a podcast right now, so don’t bother him.

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