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As long as I can remember Phil Knight has always been someone I have idolized. Being a fellow Oregonian I always felt pride wearing Nike and representing a brand born in my home state. I remember working on my Nike logo and wanting to pay homage to Oregon. Your memoir Shoe Dog helped me decide to make the centerpiece of my logo the tree. In Oregon “the trees always seem to know, the trees always had your back.“ I have thought of your approval similarly to how you described coach Bowerman’s, very hard to get. The last time we saw eachother was after game seven in the 2016 finals and you greeted me with our common bond. I didn’t run track at the University of Oregon or go there, but I always remember you saying “Men of Oregon take care of their own". With so much respect and admiration I wish you a Happy 80th Birthday Philip “Buck “ Knight, you are the ultimate innovator and someone who has truly inspired my life. Thank you for your “crazy idea."
Happy Birthday @katebock!!! You are truly an amazing person. You bring light into so many peoples lives and deserve all the blessings you receive as a result. Thank you for being so strong, and thank you equally for being so damn funny!! Enjoy your special day. Sending so much love.
The Triangle will never be the same!!! So much can be said about RJ...but the truth is we would never have been able to celebrate our 2016 Championship without the contributions of RJ and what he brought on and off the floor. He always stepped up to make our team better. Yeah, he can be a f*cking idiot sometimes but he was instrumental in making our team a family. Will miss going to war with you...and ing on Channing!!! Brotherhood!!!
Connie Hawkins was the reason I chose to wear "42" as a young kid in Portland, Oregon. My father would tell me stories of this living legend and put me on the phone with him from when I was in grade school. I studied his game and was mesmerized at the athleticism he displayed on the court. I remember him running at full speed, grabbing the ball out of the air with one hand and rising for a powerful finish. What he was able to do with the ball at his size paved the way for some of the all time greats. He was one of the first people I loved watching film of early on and someone that inspired me to play the game. Truly an iconic player. Rest In Peace to "The Hawk".