Damian Lillard will enter his 6th season with the Portland Trailblazers as their primary Point Guard when the 2017-18 NBA season starts in October 2017. His first 5 seasons have been exceptional with 2 All-Star appearances and a Rookie of the Year title highlighting an impressive CV for a 27-year old. For 3 consecutive seasons he has averaged more than 20 points per game, and at least on average 5.9 assists, making him a very valuable player, for a team that has not missed post-season action in 5 seasons.
Lillard grew up in the bay-area of California, in Oakland where he attended high school, before moving to Weber State University in Utah, where he had his #1 jersey retired, due to excellency. Amongst his highlights, are the 2nd highest point-scorer in history, and several other teams of the year category awards. He was drafted 6th overall by Portland in the 2012 draft.
Damian Lillard Religion
Lillard is a staunch Christian, and has a scripture, Psalms 37:1-3 tattooed on his left arm, which shows the importance on trusting in God and not fearing what evil men can do. These are strong verses, showing Lillard’s strong Christian values and regard for biblical texts.
Damian Lillard Political Views
Lillard has very controversial political standpoints, as he was part of a group of professional athletes that at times refused to stand and honour the nation, whilst the national anthem was being played. As for the reasonings for Lillard’s actions this remains unclear, though it is fair to assume, that his Christian way of life may be involved.
Damian Lillard Hobbies
In his time away from the court, Lillard is a hip-hop artist and a rapper, and has released an album titled “The Letter O”, telling his tales from all the areas he lived in that start with the letter O. He started a trend on Instagram called Four Bar Friday, in which participants submit a small rapping verse each Friday. He has also since released a 2nd album named Confirmed.
Damian has an Adidas shoe line named “Adidas Dame”. He has a mammoth 3.8 Million followers on Instagram, with an incredibly large 2769 posts on his account, while over on Twitter he has a rather huge 1.42 Million followers and has tweeted a preposterous 18.6k times.
As he is born on July 15th he is a Cancer.
Who Is Damian Lillard Dating?
Lillard is dating Kay’la Hanson, she is somewhat younger than Lillard and still studies at the Weber University in Utah, although she is from Vegas. Currently, she is a pre-med student and looks to succeeding at this venture, though she notes regularly how much she misses Lillard, due to the strenuous scheduling of the NBA. She uses Instagram regularly, though no longer has any interest in Facebook.