Report: Blazers, C.J. McCollum agree to four-year, $106M extension

The Portland Trail Blazers and shooting guard C.J. McCollum have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth the league maximum $106 million, according to Yahoo Sports.McCollum, 24, was a little-used backup in each of his first two NBA seasons but blossomed upon becoming a starter in his third year. The 2013 10th overall pick averaged 20.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds...
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Lillard Takes The Stage Again At adidas LVL3 Event In Las Vegas

A little over a week ago, Damian Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A., held his first concert ever, a sold out affair at the Crystal Ballroom that also featured CJ McCollum and Tim Frazier dancing on stage, on his 26th birthday. By all accounts (including my own), the show went off without a hitch. After getting his first official show under his belt, Lillard took his show on the road last...
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Damian Lillard on ever joining hometown Warriors: ‘Hell no’

Damian Lillard may hail from Oakland, but the potential lure of ever joining a superteam — even one that plays in his hometown — apparently isn’t a tempting one. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar recently was asked on Twitter if he’d ever consider returning home to play alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and company with the Golden State...
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Damian Lillard on possibly playing for hometown Warriors: 'Hell no'

Well, it looks like the Golden State Warriors will just have to make due with four All-Stars on their team and not potentially five.Portland Trail Blazers' All-Star point guard Damian Lillard was asked on Twitter on Wednesday if he would consider playing for his hometown Warriors someday. The Oakland native a pretty definitive answer.The Warriors already have Kevin Durant, Stephen...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard shows love to basketball camper

Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is amazing on the court, but he showed himself to be even more amazing off it this summer. A mom in Vancouver, Wash., Erica Cassidy, related a story about how Lillard blessed her and her son, who wanted to attend his basketball camp for his birthday. Nice Kicks passed her Facebook message along on Twitter. What it's all about...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out fan over criticism of Conley contract

Some of the contracts handed out in NBA free agency on Friday were the source of a lot of mockery among fans. After all, thanks to the inflated salary cap, Timofey Mozgov and Evan Turner are now making more money than Stephen Curry. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley got one of those contracts, a max deal to return him to Memphis. Naturally, fans began pointing out how absurd they...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases new rap single

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is spending his time in the offseason in the studio, rather than the gym, for now. He’s been hard at work and just released a new track. Dame D.O.L.L.A, as he goes by, just dropped his new single. It’s called “Ready for it,” so are you ready? Check it out below. This is the first track I’ve heard Dame spit on, and was happily...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard and the value of emotion

How do we measure the value of emotion? Not the emotion of a single player, but the emotion a single player can elicit during the course of a game. In our current hoops coverage landscape, so much of the attention is given to empirical data to separate the bad from the good, and the good from the great (with reason, I should add). The numbers, however, often remove a layers of humanity...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on MVP chants: ‘First time I ever heard it’

Damian Lillard, a two-time All-Star and one of the best point guards in the NBA, had never heard MVP chants for him until Tuesday night at the Moda Center. With 17.4 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers leading the Brooklyn Nets 111-107, Lillard stepped to the free-throw line for his second foul shot of two and the chants of M-V-P were heard from the 19,393 in attendance....
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases rap song in honor of MLK Day

Like many NBA players before him, Damian Lillard makes rap songs on the side. Unlike most NBA players before him, Damian Lillard is really good at rapping. The Trailblazers point guard released a song called “Bigger Than Us” in honor of Martin Luther King Day condemning racism and police brutality and demanding change while also praising the work of previous civil rights leaders...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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