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Should a player opt out of World Cup competition, Damian Lillard to get nod

Damian Lillard is not out of the loop completely when it comes to his summer involvement with Team USA and FIBA World Cup competition in Spain. Prior to being left off of the final 12-man roster last week, the Portland Trail Blazers’ All-Star point guard was informed that there could be a possibility he’d be added to the roster if one of their players, in particular Derrick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Over the course of the summer there has been a lot of interest in the FIBA World Cup, the once-every-four-years tournament that features the best in international basketball, but mostly for the wrong reasons. High profile names such as Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LeBron James have all opted to stay at home and skip […] Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail...
Via NBA Draft Blog
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard stars in Madden 15 Carroting commercial

As we previously noted on this website, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard made a cameo in the Madden 15 viral video called Madden Season. Since the game was released yesterday, Damian was featured in another EA Sports commercial with Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Watch as Lillard attempt to play Von in a game but can’t due to some carrots: *** Lillard image courtesy...
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Damian Lillard: Face of the NBA?

Dame = Fame. Damian Lillard is quickly becoming one of the most recognized players in the NBA, and we’re not just talking about his play on the court. Sure, his series-winning shot in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets may have solidified his stardom in the eyes of most across the Association, but it’s his presence both on and off the court that is defining him as one of the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

Who Will Step Up? When it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers, you know what you’re going to get out of the starting lineup. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge will be the go-to options on offense, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will impact the perimeter on both ends of the floor and Robin Lopez will do the dirty work so the rest of the crew doesn’t have to. The...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is learning how to be a superstar

The new "NBA Live 2015" cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews. Random journalists from all across the country are peppering him with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lillard celebrates landing cover of 'NBA Live 15'

EA Sports released the cover of their upcoming NBA Live 15 title on Monday, revealing that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has scored the honor of being the game’s cover athlete. Lillard also made the announcement on his Instagram: Here’s a couple looks at Lillard in the game: It’ll be interesting to see how well NBA Live does while competing with NBA 2K, which...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard reveals his NBA Live 15 cover on Twitter

As you probably already know, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard received the honor of being the cover man for the EA Sports video game, NBA Live 15. Earlier today, Damian got the opportunity to show off the cover art for the game in a tweet on his official Twitter account: What do y’all think of the cover? #NBALIVE15 #SettingUpTheStepBack pic.twitter.com/wprywq9LQJ ...
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NBA Live 15 Picks Damian Lillard As Cover Athlete

EA Sports NBA Live 15 has selected Damian Lillard as its cover athlete. "I'm so honored and I'm so blessed to be in this position," said Lillard. "I'm so thankful to EA Sports for making me the cover guy. It's been a long time coming. It took a lot of hard work, and it's a dream come true." Lillard is entering his third NBA season with the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard Is Your NBA Live 15 Cover Athlete

Even though he didn’t make the 12-man Team USA roster, Portland Trailblazers point guard Dame Lilliard is the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NBA Live 15.   The post Damian Lillard Is Your NBA Live 15 Cover Athlete appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has hilarious response for Twitter troll

Team USA announced their final 12-man FIBA World Cup roster Friday and Damian Lillard did not make the cut, but he’s keeping his head up and had a hilarious response to a fan who decided to poke fun at him for not playing a single minute in Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico Friday night at Madison Square Garden. “@Vin_Lee_: @Dame_Lillard we played the same amount...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why It Might Be A Good Thing For The Portland Trail Blazers If Damian Lillard Gets Left Off Of Team USA

After 2 mostly unremarkable exhibition games for Team USA, it seems as if Damian Lillard’s status with the team is firmly up in the air. There appear to be a group of 7 or 8 “locks” to make the squad, leaving the remaining 8 players to battle over the final 4 roster spots. Even with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and a majority of the top-level superstars staying home for this...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

It’s official. The NBA has released its schedule for 2014-15, and there are numerous contests to get excited for. The Miami Heat host LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 25, the Kevin Love-less Minnesota Timberwolves host those same Cavs Jan. 31 and the San Antonio Spurs travel to Cleveland on Nov. 19. From a league-wide perspective, there’s plenty of anticipation for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Talent Over Exposure – The Debate Between Damian Lillard And Kyrie Irving

There are certain questions with simple answers. Australia or Oakland? Duke or Weber State? Number 1 or number 6 overall? 4th rated player in the country or a 2-star guard out of high school? These are all questions in which, other than the lifelong Ogden resident or some guy with an obsession with the number 6, could be answered with ease. If the answers to these questions were...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Submits Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of three teams to submit a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game. "It's going to be the biggest event from a sports perspective hosted in Oregon's history, I think," Blazers' president Chris McGowan said. The Charlotte Hornets have also submitted a bid, along with a third unnamed team. Portland recently hosted a hugely...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Signs Free Agent Dee Bost

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Dee Bost. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Bost (6-2, 176, Mississippi State) played for the Idaho Stampede last season, averaging 15.2 points, a team-high 8.4 assists, 6.1 rebounds and team-leading 2.1 steals in 40.5 minutes in 50 games (all starts). He ranked second in the D-League in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Put In All-Star Bid With ‘We Got Next’ Campaign

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip City. “For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few cities that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum found in contempt of court, must pay ex-wife $216,000

A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25, and Melanie Pimentel, 26, divorced in October. Batum agreed to pay her $5 million. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall does the Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram video

As noted earlier, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard took on the Ice Bucket Challenge and issued out a challenge to Washington Wizards guard John Wall. Earlier today, Wall accepted Lillard’s challenge and decided to take the ice bath in the below Instagram video added to his official account: To note, Wall issued the challenge to DeMarcus Cousins, Robert Griffin the 3rd...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Five Portland Trail Blazers Who Need To Step Up For The Team To Become Contenders

The Portland Trail Blazers had maybe the most surprising team in the NBA last season, as they made the leap from lottery afterthought to spending a majority of the season in a heated battle atop the Western Conference standings. While they eventually slipped to 5th place, their upset victory over the Houston Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs announced to the world that the Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ 2014-2015 Schedule Is Here!

Wednesday afternoon, the NBA released the schedules of all 30 teams, including the Portland Trail Blazers. Anticipation had been growing, as the schedules are usually released earlier than the middle of August. Opening night for the NBA is Tuesday, October 28th; however the Blazers don’t open until the 29th, when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. That will be a great matchup...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Brandon Roy

Man, what if. A Lillard-Aldridge-Roy Big Three? Unstoppable. Just imagine how formidable the Portland Trail Blazers would be if, in addition to their star tandem of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, they had the likes of Brandon Roy on the wing. A potent scorer who posted nightly averages of 19.1 points per game in 2007-08, 22.6 per game in 2008-09, and 21.5 per game in 2009...
Via The League News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Caption the Photo: Dorell Wright’s Interesting Wedding Shoot

If Dorell Wright and his new bride were going for the Ice Queen/military general look, then I’ll say that they certainly succeeded. I do have to give props to the bride at her very stoic look. It definitely gives the sense that maybe we now know who controls this relationship. My man @DWRIGHTWAY1 went next level with this wedding photo. Congrats, btw. pic.twitter.com/NsAiXvwSuW...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez sketches Aubrey Plaza for Woman Crush Wednesday

If you happen to be a person whose life revolves around Twitter/Instagram, you probably know what Woman Crush Wednesday is but for the rest, it reveals to your social networking friends what female you have a crush on. Earlier today, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to do something special for his WCW as he did a sketching of noted actress Aubrey Plaza. Rolo also...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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