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Which former Trail Blazers standouts were born on this day?

March 17, 1959

Danny Ainge (age 58)

The Trail Blazers guard (1990-92) from North Eugene High is a native of Eugene and the general manager and president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics.

BOWIEMarch 17, 1961

Sam Bowie (age 56)

The 7-1 center was the No. 2 pick in the 1984 NBA draft, going to the Trail Blazers out of the University of Kentucky. He spent five seasons with Portland, then finished an injury-plagued career with the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.