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A fear of statues?
Some people are scared of heights. Some fear the end of the world. I’m personally frightened by mascots and people in costumes like you’d see at a zoo or amusement park—come on, you have no idea who is under that thing!
But Damian Lillard has his own twist on the random phobia genre with his fear of historical statues.
Portland’s rookie sensation first took to twitter to discuss his fears. With the Blazers paying visit to the Washington Wizards, it must have been a trying day for Lillard.
Lillard later discussed his fear with USA Today, saying it originated from a visit to a wax museum and that:
“It’s the idea that they’re from so far back, and so big in our history. Just to see something that looks so close to them, it’s weird. It freaks me out.”
It almost sounds like Lillard has an irrational fear of historical zombies, like those wax figures were the real thing brought back from the dead.
At least Lillard’s fears don’t effect his game. (Photo: Associated Press)
Portland’s star point guard is averaging 19.1 points per game and 6.1 assists in his first season with the NBA. He had 20 points and five assists in Portland’s loss to the Wizards, so at least his fears didn’t shake him up too much.
With Portland set to take on Boston tonight—another historical city—things won’t get much better for Lillard.
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Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard tweeted that while he enjoyed a visit to Washington D.C. and would like to return, the "historic statues" there frighten him.
Not looking good
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their first four games of their seven-game road trip, and a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics won’t give them momentum heading into their contest with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Matchup: Portland (6-10) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (4-12)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Time: 4:30 PM PT
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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Matchup: Portland (6-9) @ Boston Celtics (8-7)
Venue: TD Garden
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
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CLEVELAND -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had a close miss at the end of the first overtime period. He wasn't about to be denied given a second chance. Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining propelled Portland to a 118-117 win over Cleveland in double overtime Saturday before 16,624 at Quicken Loans Arena. Batum's 12-footer at the end of overtime...
Portland continues East Coast slide
The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards
When: 7:00 ET, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where: Verizon Center (Washington D.C.)
Officials: Derrick Stafford, David Guthrie, James Williams
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of...
Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland's bench...
In an industry that is still heavily dominated by men, its always a little disheartening to see a high-ranking female executive leave a position. But such is the case for Portland Trailblazers Executive VP and COO Sarah Mensah.
Mensah, who had been with the Blazers for the last 19 years, recently tendered her resignation, according to the Portland Business Journal.
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It’s finally happened. The Wizards have won their first game of the NBA season. Following 12 straight losses, Washington beat the the Portland Trailblazers 84-82 on Wednesday night. Injured point guard John Wall was so happy about the Wizards first win that he posted this photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Bow-tie coolin [...]
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Trail Blazers 78 – Celtics 96 No Rondo. No problem. In the first of two games without their suspended All-Star point guard, the Celtics cruised to an easy home victory, 78-96, Friday night over a hapless Portland Trail Blazers team. Boston got off to a strong start thanks to the play of their guards, Jason [...]
Portland Trail Blazers 78, Boston Celtics 96 - FINAL - November 30, 2012
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