Damian Lillard is one of the most loyal players in the league right now. Despite not winning any hardware with the Portland Trail Blazers, he has stayed with them for the entirety of his career.
Speaking of his career with the team, as of now he is arguably among the top 3 point guards in the league. Moreover, Dame is leading his team to a great record this season. The Blazers are currently sixth in the Western Conference with a record of 23-16.
The rise of Damian Lillard has increased the expectations from him and the team as well. Can this finally be the season where he can carry the team to an NBA Championship? Well, we will have our answer in the upcoming months.
Damian Lillard opens up on the best aspect of his game
Being in the NBA is a dream of millions of athletes all around the globe. But only the best of the best have what it takes to play in the most competitive basketball league in the world. Lillard certainly fills in that category, at least by looking at his game now.
However, it was not an easy road for the 30-year-old. During his time in the high school, he was not a top prospect, but since entering the league that narrative has completely vanished. In an interview, Lillard pointed out what has helped him to gain that level of skill set. He said:
“Even though I’ve got a family, I’ve got all these commercials and these endorsements, I don’t forget the thing that makes all of those things possible which is the hard work…”
“Even though I’ve got a family, I’ve got all these commercials and these endorsements, I don’t forget the thing that makes all of those things possible which is the hard work…”https://t.co/B1vcUIy6Lf
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) March 17, 2021
Once a player earns the tag of a superstar in the league, the endorsements and money will follow him. But all that becomes possible only when a player is willing to work hard and give everything they have to achieve their goal. Dame has definitely done that and as a result, he is enjoying the fame and success which was the result of his hard work.
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