TAG: Damian Lillard

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46 Points Power Blazers Past Rockets In OT

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers won a humdinger of a final game during the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a Blazers playoff franchise record 46 points in Portland’s 122-120 overtime win in Game 1 of their first round series against the favored Rockets. LMA might as well stand for LaMarcus Motherf***in’ Aldridge at this point. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Hysterical New Foot Locker X adidas Ad Starring Damian Lillard: “No Rings”

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Foot Locker)

Fresh off his recent extension with adidas, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stars in a new commercial for Foot Locker entitled “No Rings.” In the spot, Dame tells a friend on the phone “the last thing I want to be is one of those guys that never won a ring.” Except, Chris Webber, Karl Malone, and NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Barry Sanders are barbecuing with Dame while he’s talking, and all of them take offense to the crack. Check out the priceless new spot after the jump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard’s adidas Extension Said To Approach $100 Million

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The meteroic rise of Damian Lillard continued on Monday when adidas announced a “long-term partnership extension,” following weeks of speculation after it was revealed he was able to opt out of his deal to become a sneaker free agent when he reached certain incentives in his initial contract. The eight-year extension, with options and incentives that could push it to 10 years, features figures — while not released publicly — that are said to dwarf everyone but LeBron James’ Nike deal and Derrick Rose‘s own deal with adidas. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard Close To Signing Multiyear Deal With adidas

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the thick of the Western Conference’s crazy playoff race that will likely go down to the final week of the season. Concurrently, Damian Lillard is in negotiations with adidas for a possible multiyear shoe contract after Dame won last season’s Rookie of the Year award and competed in all five events over all-star weekend. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Damian Lillard Throws It Down On Pau & Kaman

Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol

The Trail Blazers really needed last night’s 124-112 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ve been hemorrhaging wins in the season’s second half and found themselves in the untenable position of possibly forfeiting a playoff spot over the season’s last month after racing out to one of the best records in the season’s first half. But they’ve steadied the ship, and Damian Lillard was back to his pre-All-Star game self with 34 points and a monstrous dunk on the Lakers’ big men. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:19 pm

Video: LeBron James’ Go-Ahead Layup & Chris Bosh’s Game-Sealing Block

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Heat again faltered in the fourth on Monday night, getting outscored by the Blazers 30-21. But a last second dash by LeBron James for the go-ahead layup, and Chris Bosh‘s block of Damian Lillard‘s seemingly open layup, preserved a much-needed 93-91 Heat win. Read More »