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Damian Lillard receives Rookie of the Year honors
Damian Liilard has been named 2012-13 KIA NBA Rookie of the Year, by unanimous vote.
During the announcement presser, Lillard spoke of his journey to the NBA, including a one-time desire to be a professional wrestler and an initial fear of playing football. Once he became comfortable and good and playing football, he set his sights on the hardwood. He explained that his motivation to be great and to make it to the pros was fueled by his desire to take care of his family.
Despite quiet recruitment and an early foot injury, he overcame criticism and worked extremely hard to prove himself worthy of the opportunities that have come his way.
The Portland Trailblazers drafted Lillard 6th overall out of Weber State in the 2012 draft. He played and started in all 82 games this season, averaging 38.6 MPG (leading all other players in the league), 6.5 APG, and 19 points-per-game.
Of his accomplishment, Lillard said, “I kno...
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Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, fresh of winning Rookie of the Year, says he will be working with Hall of Famer Gary Payton this summer to work on his defense.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been unanimously chosen the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
Lillard, the sixth overall pick in last June's draft out of Weber State, led all rookies with a 19-point scoring average. He also averaged 6.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds, playing in all 82 games this season.
Lillard broke Stephen Curry's rookie record for 3-pointers...
According to a report courtesy Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is expected to be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.
On Wednesday, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers will be named the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 1, 2013
Lillard appeared in every game for Portland this season, and led...
Tweet In news that should come as a shock to no one, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will reportedly be named Rookie of the Year for the 2012-2013 NBA season, according to Blazers Edge. Lillard took the NBA by storm from the beginning of the season and swept the Rookie of the Month [...]
Everyone knew Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers would win the NBA's Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year, the only question was how large his margin of victory would be.
Lillard was a unanimous selection, earning 605 total points and sweeping all 121 first-place votes for the first time since the Clippers' Blake Griffin did it in 2010...
There are some that believe that LeBron James could become the first unanimous MVP this year. If he does he will be the second unanimous award winner for the 2012-13 NBA season. The honor of the first goes to Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard.
Officially giving him the award was almost just a formality. The youngster easily had the best season of any rookie in the league...
Damian Lillard unanimously won the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Lillard was selected sixth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers with a draft pick acquired from the Brooklyn Nets for Gerald Wallace.
Lillard averaged 19.0 points and 6.5 assists per game.
Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal finished second and third respectively.
Andre Drummond, Dion Waiters, Harrison Barnes, Chris...
Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trailblazers, is having the best week ever. The newly crowned NBA Rookie of the Year, is also featured in a new adidas spot, #QuickAintFair, along side the Washington Wizards John Wall, Philadelphia 76ers Jrue Holiday, and Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. The spot is promoting the launch of adidas’ CrazyQuick shoe.
Narrating the #QuickAintFair spot...
Lillard was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal Trailblazers season
By a unanimous vote, Portland Trailblazers Damian Lillard is the Kia Rookie of the Year for the 2012-2013 NBA season.
Portland Trailblazers: Regular Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff
Record: 33-49- 11th in West- 21st in NBA
Review: The Portland Trailblazers somehow stayed in the playoff race until the last month of the season, until they for whatever reason, lost their final 13 straight games. They did this despite having one of the worst benches in recent...
Throughout history there is one common factor among all of the greats in the NBA. They all hold a unique inner motivation to never rest on their accomplishments and always seek to get better. Typically, you see that type of work off the court from the veterans who are looking to take their game to the next level.
So when Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard...
The life of veteran NBA center Jason Collins is a lot more interesting now than it was last year, with the 34-year-old becoming the first ever openly gay athlete to play in the four major American team sports on Monday. When you also consider the fact that Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Segel, he may even start to give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money...