Found September 22, 2013 on The League News:
The sixth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The rookie of the year. Damian Lillard. Young point point guard playing for Portland Trail Blazers. How tough it was for him? Damian was born in Oakland in 1990. In the 80’s, Oakland was by nicknamed to „Cokeland“ – it was so easy to buy drugs here. ...The post Damian Who? appeared first on The League News.

Will Portland Trail Blazers’ Damion Lillard be a Superstar?

Will sophomore point guard Damion Lillard be a superstar?  The simple answer is no, if the basketball pantheon is occupied only by the most elite ballers.  Frankly, the elite don’t frequent Portland.  What is really in question with Lillard is whether he will be haled among the Portland Trail Blazers’ top historical players like Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton.  Will...

Paul George, Iman Shumpert, and CJ McCollum shows off rap skills for #4BarFriday

Yesterday, we featured a post where Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard decided to show off his rap skills for an Instagram video for #4BarFriday. As you might figure, other notable NBA players like Paul George and Iman Shumpert decided to add their own response videos and here they are thanks to the folks over at Beyond the Buzzer for tracking them down:

Damian Lillard drops freestyle rhyme for #4BarFriday

Previously on TNLP, we noted that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard decided to create his own Instagram hashtag called #4BarFriday to show off people with impressive rap skills. This week, Damian decided to spit an impressive verse but to note, it wasn’t exactly 4 bars: *** Damian Lillard image courtesy of Getty Images

Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum Lead France To First European Title

Tony Parker has been the best player for majority of the European Championships, but he was cold today in the title game against Lithuania. Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw picked up the slack. Batum seized control of the game in the second quarter, in that quarter France pulled away. France won the quarter 31-12. Batum ended with a game-high of 17 points, while Diaw pitched in 15 points.

Power ranking the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 roster

How do they rank? When you look at the 2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers, there shouldn’t be any surprises at the top of the rotation. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are the best players on the team, and there’s little debating that fact. What is worth debating is who comes next, and where do they rank among the team’s best options? The summer never saw a full-fledged star...

Rip City comes in #14 in the NBA watchability rankings

No. 14? The NBA experts at USA today are counting us down towards the NBA season. They are going one team a day, from least-watchable to most, giving you an idea of what to keep an eye out for. USA TODAY’s Sean Highkin has rated Portland as the No. 14 most-watchable team in the NBA. Two best players: PF LaMarcus Aldridge (21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks a game), PG Damian...
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