The Portland Trail Blazers are forever confounding expectations. In 2013-14, they were supposed to build upon their 33 wins from the previous season, and if things broke right, challenge for the playoffs. Instead, Damian Lillard leapt to stardom and Robin Lopez was a revelation, and the Blazers won 54 games and…
While the crazy-as-hell first round of the NCAA Tournament was finishing up, there were a bunch of NBA games on last night. I know! I’m surprised too! In one of them, the Blazers played the sad sack Pelicans, and in the fourth quarter, Kendrick Perkins tried to pop Damian Lillard’s head off.
Anthony Davis’s 59-point, 20-rebound destruction of the Pistons may have been the best single-game performance of the NBA season, but I say the weekend belonged to Damian Lillard.
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers put a royal whooping on the Golden State Warriors last night up in Portland. Yes, the Warriors were uncharacteristically sloppy and bad. Sure, they fumbled away 13 turnovers in the third quarter alone, the most in any quarter in any game since 2008. Their bench didn’t give…
The Portland Trail Blazers were losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 103-95 with just over three minutes left to play last night. The Blazers won the game 115-110, because Damian Lillard lost his mind.
Portland actually filed their paperwork correctly and had C.J. McCollum around for last night’s game against the Warriors, but, yeah, no, Golden State rolled easily. That’s thoroughly unsurprising, but this cool little alley-oop from Steph Curry to Andrew Bogut kind of was.
This one guy thought he was going to own Damian Lillard with a sick burn of a tweet:
The Portland Trail Blazers are a very good basketball team that is fun to watch, and human firecracker Damian Lillard is a big reason why.
I've been watching this on loop for a good 10 minutes, and I just now noticed that while Damian Lillard is just hanging out, probably trying to figure out if he's somehow gained the ability to freeze time, Wes Matthews is also wide fucking open in the corner. Lillard could have said, "No, this wide-open three that…
For the most part, athletes today are savvy enough not to post anything too dumb to social media. Some of them just turn their accounts over to a castrated social media team, while the rest have seen enough social media controversies snowball to stay safe. But this wasn't always the case.
This is heartbreaking and absolutely hilarious. These guys are so fired up for the Chandler Parsons shot that gave Houston the momentary lead in last night's game that it makes the reference-room silence after the Lillard buzzer-beater devastatingly funny. Unless you're a Rockets fan, obviously.
This Vine is awesome. It's a court-level view of Damian Lillard curling around a screen, clapping for the ball, and sinking the game-winning buzzer-beater from behind the arc against Houston last night. Everything about it is perfect. The angle, the clapping, the shot, the buzzer and mostly, the crowd reaction. Be…
Damian Lillard hit a buzzer-beating three to give the Trail Blazers a 99-98 win over Houston, Portland's first series win in the NBA playoffs in 14 years.
Sure, John Wall won the slam dunk contest, but you'd be hard pressed to find a prettier between-the-legs dunk than the one little Dame Lillard put on in the freestyle round. Here it is, in rotoscoped animation.
ESPN's Marc Stein has the scoop on which six players will be competing in this year's dunk contest, and it's actually a pretty strong field. Paul George, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes, Terrence Ross, and Ben McLemore will be this year's competitors.
Trailblazers star Damian Lillard treated some members of the Portland Boys and Girls Club to a surprise shopping spree at Toys 'R Us last night, and it was the coolest thing. Just look at how happy this little kid is!