Brian Facchini, former Blazers basketball communications coordinator, now with the Thunder
"I remember walking into the arena a little later than I normally would and the announcer was going through his read. So I stopped in the tunnel and listened to the start of the anthem. Then it just stopped. I felt so bad for her that I turned and walked about 20 yards to the press room. As soon as I get in there I see Mo on the T.V. standing with here and remember saying to the stats crew, "What the heck is Mo doing out there?" I immediately went back out and when I get there the entire arena is signing the anthem. It was amazing. When you watch it now, what I notice most is the way he encouraged her. It was pure Mo."