NBA Commissioner David Stern has emerged from his dark cave (where he fixes games and hates on adorable kittens) to release the 2008-2009 schedule. The Blazers kickoff the season on Tuesday, October 28th in Los Angeles against the Lakers (nationally televised on TNT). Their home opener--and the debut of Greg Oden, Jerryd Bayless, and Rudy Fernandez--will take place three days later versus San Antonio.

A Halloween home opener?! I am totally dressing up as Jarrett Jack!
What? Too soon?

You can view the entire schedule here. I feel bad for the former Sonics team which is now stuck in the dustball of Oklahoma City with a schedule, but no team name. I wonder if they'll give us their mascot now?