TAG: Damian Lillard

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: Splash Brothers Combine For Comeback To Beat The Blazers

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson (Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

Exciting times in the Western Conference, and last night’s Dubs-Blazers thriller showed off why. The Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, combined for 64 points, and Damian Lillard threw the hammer down on Harrison Barnes late in the fourth. In the end, it was a late Thompson three that gave the Dubs what coach Mark Jackson deemed, “as good a win as we’ve had in three years when you think that we were really out of character early on in the game.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 14, 2014 / 11:23 am

adidas Unveils “Florist City Collection” For John Wall & Damian Lillard

adidas "Florist City Collection"

adidas “Florist City Collection” (photo. adidas)

With spring right around the corner–finally!–adidas has unveiled the special edition “Florist City Collection” for NBA All-Stars John Wall and Damian Lillard. Both Florist City Crazy 1s ($125) will be available, with select collection items, starting March 19 at Compound Gallery and adidas.com. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Damian Lillard Takes Umbrage With Patrick Beverley’s “Irritating” Antics “Like Flopping”

Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

During Houston’s comeback over Portland, the action in the backcourt was non-stop as Patrick Beverley refused to give ground to Portland’s all-star Damian Lillard. Beverley is a defensive agitator of the highest order; a Bruce Bowen for the digital age that laps up an opponent’s frustration and uses it to dig even deeper on the defensive end. After Lillard caught Beverley with an elbow to his mask-encased noggin in overtime, Lillard was assessed his sixth foul. After the game, Dame downplayed their battle while acknowledging Beverley was an irritant who might be embellishing the contact a bit. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Damian Lillard To Become Sneaker Free Agent This Summer

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard will opt out of his deal with adidas to become a sneaker free agent this summer, according to a report from Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest. Having reached a number of incentives built into the original contract, such as winning Rookie of the Year and becoming an All-Star, a source told Haynes it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Portland point guard will test the market. Read More »

All-Star, GIFs / Feb 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Animated GIF: Damian Lillard & John Wall Slam Contest Throwdowns

Damian Lillard, John Wall

Damian Lillard, John Wall (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you remember the amazing GIF that Portland artist Pat Truby created for Paul George‘s insane in-game 360-degree windmill from heaven. Truby created the same animation for the Damian Lillard and John Wall dunks that wowed us at the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Photo Recap Of NBA All-Star Weekend With #adidasintheQuarter

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wall

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wall (photo. adidas)

NBA All-Star Weekend concluded on Sunday night with the All-Star Game, and over the course of the weekend, adidas tipped off their new fan experience at adidas in the Quarter with visits from star athletes and entertainers. From celebrating the launch of the adidas D Howard 4 to throwing a party at the House of Blues, which featured names like 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and Pusha T, adidas was in all during All-Star Weekend. Read More »

All-Star, GIFs, Video / Feb 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The Top 5 Dunks Of The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross, Paul George, John Wall

Terrence Ross, Paul George, John Wall (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is in the books, with the Eastern Conference collection of John Wall, Paul George and Terrence Ross claiming victory for the Eastern Conference squad. Wall took home the individual crown, but we’re opening it up to every contestant when we pick the top 5 dunks of Saturday night. So Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore are also in contention, but obviously the East was a beast. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 16, 2014 / 12:07 am

Damian Lillard Throws Down Nasty Eastbay During Dunk Contest

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

He didn’t win, but Damian Lillard showed out during the new opening freestyle session of the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest. While the East dominated the competition, Lillard broke out the eastbay in the opening round, and even that wasn’t enough to give the West a team win. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 15, 2014 / 11:17 pm

Marco Belinelli Wins Tiebreaker Over Bradley Beal To Claim 3-Point Shootout Title

Marco Belinelli

Marco Belinelli (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard didn’t win this one. And Stephen Curry, a favorite for many, didn’t even make it out of the opening round after connecting on a disappointing 16 shots even with the money ball-only rack on the short corner. Instead it was sweet-shooting Spurs guard Marco Belinelli that won the 2014 Foot Locker NBA Three-point Shootout after an impressive showing in the final round and a tie-breaker against Wizards second-year guard Bradley Beal. Read More »