The Portland Trail-Blazers have had bad luck when facing the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. This is an article I wrote fifteen years ago on a Wednesday during my Junior year in high school. I wrote Rose Grove Times and Ironic Mystic Inc. in the header of this paper which I wrote for fun and not for school. I also wrote encouragement articles (EAs) as well from time to time. This article was written 11 days after the death of Tiffany Cumbo on Saturday, the 5th of April, 2003.