Portland Tribune article: Lucas took ‘Enforcer’ role seriously
“I told Luke I was concerned that Portland had a reputation as a soft team,” Ramsay recalled. “I said, ‘I would like you to be our tough guy, to have the other players’ backs.’ As I laid out my plan, his smile got wider and there was a twinkle in his eyes. He said, ‘I can do that.’ And he did a very good job at it.”
A “very good job” probably was an understatement.
About the Maurice Lucas Foundation
The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.