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Portland Trail Blazers' First-Ever Tweet Didn't Have a Happy Ending

NEW YORK - JUNE 28: Greg Oden (L), selected first overall by the Portland Trailblazers and Kevin Durant, selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics, pose for a portrait backstage during the 2007 NBA Draft at The WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 28, 2007 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2014

Looking back at the past can be humorous or just sad. For the Portland Trail Blazers, one decision will always haunt them.

Thanks to Twitter, we have easy access to the past. For its eighth birthday, the social media website gave users a way to discover any account's first tweet. Some of the results, including Portland's first tweet, are hilarious.

The 2007 NBA draft was expected to produce two can't-miss players: Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. Knowing that it got to pick between the two players had Portland excited:

Finding a great big man is tough, so the Trail Blazers took Oden over Durant. 

Oops.

Oden played in a total of 82 games for Portland, and he never lived up to expectations. Durant, on the other hand, has turned into an absolute superstar. He was the 2008 NBA Rookie of the Year, and he has made five All-Star teams and won three scoring titles. He is also the front-runner to win the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player award.

The situation looked good for the Trail Blazers back in the day. Unfortunately for the organization, it didn't have a happy ending.

[Portland Trail Blazers, h/t Deadspin

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