WNBA 2 PDX

WNBA 2 PDX

It's not just a T-shirt but a movement to bring the WBNA to Portland as an expansion franchise - with the same great name as the original version: Portland Fire.

The Fire actually existed in the WNBA from 2000 through 2002, when it was owned by Paul Allen as part of the NBA's support for the women's league. NBA team owners were responsible for ownership of 50 percent of the team in their region.

But, Allen's commitment to that gameplan lasted just those three seasons, and Portland has been without a women's basketball team - a pro team - since then.

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