Throughout his NBA career, Portland Trail Blazers guard Wes Matthews has earned the nickname ‘Iron Man’ for his durability and willingness to play through injuries — however, last month he ruptured his Achilles, ending his season prematurely. Tonight, he decided to fire up the crowd and make an appearance at the Moda Center for the Blazers’ playoff game against the Grizzlies in a full Iron Man helmet to live up to his namesake:
Ironman is in the building! pic.twitter.com/LxxZmbXyed
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 26, 2015
— Bruce Ely (@bruceely) April 26, 2015
Wes Matthews enters Moda Center for first time since his Achilles injury and dos so wearing an Ironman helmet. Crowd goes nuts.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 26, 2015
I take it that he’s going to see the newest Avengers movie this coming week — I really hope he wears the helmet then as well.
h/t SB Nation