I just need to start off by saying this- as a person with 4 names myself- I appreciate Damian’s full name: Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
Lillard, affectionately nicknamed “Dame” on and off the court (see last paragraph), plays on the Portland Trail Blazers. The TB’s are 13-8 and 5th in the Western Conference. The 28 year old stands at 6’4” and makes $24.33 million. He was drafted 6th pick in the first round in 2012 when he went to the Portland Trail Blazers. That year, he earned third-team All-American Honors.
Last night, Dame was on fire against the Orlando Magic. He set a career high and franchise record with 10 3-pointers in the team’s win. Dame made all 10 of his 3-pointers before the end of the third quarter.
I can’t finish out this piece without talking about his songs. Yes, he has songs, and he is Dame D.O.L.L.A in the rap scene. His most popular song is a World Star Hip Hop collaboration produced by Swiff D with Lil Wayne called “Loyal to the Soil”.
Do a lot for others, not for credit or to soak in
But to have an impact on direction that they go in…
For those in my position that don’t feel me, grow a heart
I grew up round love but we had a slower start
Hooping on the tree and fighting at the park
You can listen to the audio here.
Images via OregonLive.com and Billboard.