Damian Lillard Biography

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Quick Facts Of Damian Lillard

Celebrated Name Damian Lillard
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Dame, Lillard, Sub-Zero, Iceman
Birth Name Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
Birth Date 1990-07-15
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr., professionally known as Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player and a rapper. He plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He plays in the Point Guard position. The Trail Blazers selected him with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. He was unanimously voted the NBA Rookie of the Year. He is one of four players in Trail Blazers franchise history to become a four-time All-Star. He played college basketball for the Weber State Wildcats. He has over 5.6 million followers on his Instagram.

The Trail Blazers Damian Lillard Hit A Game-winning 3-pointer At The Buzzer Against The Oklahoma City Thunder

Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers hit a dramatic 37-foot, game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer against the Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA playoffs. The NBA Rookie of the Year 2013 was on fire against the Thunder. With Lillard's 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Trail Blazers eliminated the Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory. He recorded playoff career-high 50 points. He also broke the franchise record with 10 3-pointers. Though Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds for his 10th NBA playoff triple-double, it wasn't enough for the Thunder.

The Trail Blazers selected him with the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. He is a 4 times NBA All-Star and is one of only four players in franchise history to become a four-time All-Star. He played college basketball at the Weber State University.

What is Damian Lillard Famous For?

- NBA Rookie of the Year 2013.

- One of only four players in Trail Blazers franchise history to become a four-time All-Star.

Where was Damian Lillard Born?

Damian Lillard was born on 15 July 1990. His birth name is Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. He was born to a father, Houston Lillard Sr., and a mother, Gina Johnson. He belongs to Black ethnicity. His birth place is in Oakland, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Cancer. His religion is Christianity. He has 2 siblings, a brother, Houston Lillard, and a sister, Lanae Lillard. 

He transferred to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California. He transferred to Oakland High School at the end of his sophomore years due to the lack of playing time. He spent his final two years of high school at Oakland. 

He was first team all-league. He averaged 19.4 points per game in his junior years at Oakland, whereas he averaged 22.4 points and 5.2 assists per game in his senior season. He led Oakland to a 23-9 record. 

Rivals.com regarded him only as a two-star prospect. 

He accepted a scholarship offer to play for Weber State University, where he graduated with a degree in professional sales in May 2015. 

College Career

He averaged 11.5 points per game in his freshman years at Weber State.

He was named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team All-BIg Sky. 

He averaged 19.9 points per game in his sophomore years. He also led the Wildcats to the regular season conference championship.

He was named the Big Sky Player of the Year and was an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.

He suffered a foot injury ten games into the 2010-11 and was forced to take a medical redshirt. The injury sidelined him for the year. 

He averaged 24.5 points per game as a redshirt junior. 

He was named to this third first-team all-conference selection. He also won his second Big Sky Player of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award. 

He forgo his senior year to enter the 2012 NBA draft. He finished his college career as the No. 2 scorer in Weber State history and the No. 5 scorer in Big Sky history with 1,934 points.

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NBA Career

The Portland Trail Blazers selected him with the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. 

He made his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers in October 2012. He recorded 23 points and 11 assists making him the only players in NBA history alongside, Oscar Robertson, and Allen Iverson with at least 20 points and 10 assist in their NBA debut. His 11 assists were also the most by an NBA rookie in his first game since Jason Kidd in 1994 and the most ever by a Trail Blazer in his NBA debut. 

He was the first Trail Blazer to win an event at the NBA All-Star Weekend. He won the Skills Challenge. 

He averaged 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 0.90 steals per games starting all games in his rookie season.

He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He joined Blake Griffin, David Robinson, and Ralph Sampson to become only the players to win the award unanimously. He also became the fourth Trail Blazer to win the award and joined Robertson and Iverson as the only rookies in NBA history to record 1,500 points and 500 assists in a season. 

He became one of two Trail Blazers to ever finish with 1,500 points and 500 assists in a season. He broke the all-time NBA rookie record for 3-pointers in a season (185).

He averaged 20.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game in the 2013-14 season. 

He became the first player to make a buzzer-beating shot to win a playoff series since Utah's John Stockton against Houston in 1997. 

He was named tot he All-NBA Third Team at the end of the 2013-14 season. 

He averaged 21.0 points, 6.2 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game in the 2014-15 season.

He signed a five-year deal worth $120 million with the Trail Blazers in July 2015. 

He became the fastest player to reach 5,000 points and 1,500 assists in 248 games since Derrick Rose.

He became the first Blazer since Clyde Drexler in 1991-92 to record 600 points and 150 assists during the team's first 25 games in December 2015.

In February 2016, He became the first player in NBA history to have at least 50 points, 7 assists, and 6 steals since the steal became an official statistic in 1973-74.  

He became the first Blazer player to score at least 30 points in four consecutive games since Drexler accomplished the feat in 1991. 

He is one of only four players in NBA history to average 21 points and 6 assists over their first 300 games.

He averaged 25.1 points, 6.8 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game in his 2015-16 season. 

He became the fifth Blazer to score 2,000-plus points in a season during the 2016-17 season. 

He averaged 27.0 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game in the 2016-17 season.

In October 2017, he became the fastest Blazer to score 9,000 points.  

He averaged 26.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game in the 2017-18 season. 

In January 2019, he became the fastest player in Portland history to reach 12,000 points. 

He also became the first Blazer to have 2,000 points and 500 assists in the same season. He is also the only Blazer besides Drexler to reach 2,000 points in two seasons with the team.

He also passed his franchise record of 229 3-pointers set in the 2015-16 season and reached 1,500 for his career. 

Career Highlights and Awards: NBA

4× NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)

2018 All-NBA First Team

2014 All-NBA Second Team

2014 All-NBA Third Team

2013 NBA Rookie of the Year

2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team

NBA Rising Star (2012, 2013)

2× NBA Skills Challenge champion (2013, 2014)

College Highlights and Awards

2012 AP third-team All-American

2012 NABC third-team All-American

2× Big Sky Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2012)

3× First-team All-Big Sky (2009, 2010, 2012)

2× Big Sky All-Tournament Team (2010, 2012)

2009 Big Sky Freshman of the Year

No. 1 retired by Weber State

Damian Lillard's Rap Career

Damian Lillard is also a hip-hop artist and rapper. He started a social media trend called "Four Bar Friday" in which he, and anyone who chooses to participate, submits a video of themselves rapping a small verse on Instagram every Friday with the hashtag #4BarFriday. 

He released his first full length single, "Soldier in the Game" via SoundCloud in July 2015. 

He released his debut album, The Letter O in October 2016. 

He released his second album, Confirmed in October 2017.

He has worked with Lil Wayne, Paul Rey, Dupre, among others. 

He was featured on "I Wish I Could Tell You" by Brookfield Duece.

Who is Damian Lillard Married to?

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Damian Lillard is unmarried. He is in a relationship with Kay'La Hanson. He has a son named Damian Jr., born on 29 March 2018. Other information about his personal life is not available at present. 

What are Damian Lillard Body Measurements?

Damian Lillard stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 195 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 43 inches, biceps of size 16 inches, and a waist size of 33.5 inches.  

He has a scripture on his left arm of Psalms 37:1-3 on his left arm. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.

What is Damian Lillard Net Worth?

He signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Adidas in 2012. He negotiated a new contract with Adidas in 2014 potentially worth $100 million over 10 years. He has a signature shoe line with Adidas, "Adidas Dame". He signed a sponsorship deal with a subsidiary of the Coca Cola Company, Powerade in 2017. He also has endorsement deals with Spalding, Panini, Foot Locker, Moda Health, and JBL. He became one of the NBA players to sign a contract with Hulu in 2019 to promote the streaming service's new campaign of adding live sports to their repertoire. As of 2019, his net worth is $30 million. 

Did You Know?

  • His brother, Houston is an Indoor Football League quarterback.
  • He wears the jersey number 0 representative for the letter 'O' and his journey in life from Oakland to Ogden and now Oregon.

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