TAG: Damian Lillard

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

Smack / Mar 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Damian Lillard Releasing Hip Hop Album; Believes He Can Go Platinum

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Instagram/damianlillard)

Trail Blazers second-year point guard and 2014 all-star, Damian Lillard, has his sites set beyond his rising fame in the NBA. The progenitor of 4 Bar Friday, tells CSNNW.com he the hip hop album he’s working on will go platinum. Aside from Shaq Diesel, no NBA player has ever achieved platinum success with a hip hop album; although, besides Shaq, many others — Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tony Parker — have tried with not much in the way of sales or praise from critics. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Wesley Matthews Behind-The-Back Pass For Damian Lillard Jam In OT

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

The Trail Blazers never should have let it get to this, but they were forced into an overtime affair against the Bucks last night while playing at home. The Bucks have won 13 games this season, the worst in the NBA despite Philadelphia’s recent 20-game losing streak. But it took a Damian Lillard scooped layup with 4.6 seconds in regulation to force OT, and Lillard combined with Wesley Matthews for a Blazers win in a high-scoring OT session. Read More »

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 »