Damian Lillard news today is grabbing the attention of all. He was greeted with a long-standing ovation by an amazing Portland crowd. This happened when Damian Lillard was introduced for Milwaukee’s game, which was against the Trail Blazers.
On Wednesday night, Anfernee Simons led the way with 24 points. Whereas, Portland withstood Milwaukee’s late rally to earn a 119-116 victory against Damian Lillard and the Bucks.
Damian Lillard spent around 11 seasons with the Blazers, but in Portland, he has his home. He played his first game in Portland since the off-season trade. Later, he was sent to the Bucks.
The sellout crowd at the Moda Center welcomed Damian Lillard with big cheers. Also, Lillard responded by applauding the fans. He even held up his hands in the air by making a heart shape before the teammates of Bucks danced around Damian.
In the news conference held before the game, Damian Lillard defined his return to be surreal.
He even said to the three dozen-plus reporters, ‘Even though I knew I was going to arrive as a guest, after getting to my house and taking my son to the school, it was like forgetting that this is a road game.’
Damian Lillard even said that he had a conversation that morning with his former teammate, CJ McCollum. He played nine seasons with the Blazers before being traded to New Orleans in 2022.
Damian Lillard said, ‘He called me and reacted, ‘Hey man, take it in everything. It will be emotional. We dedicate our time and work to it. We had special moments, and it has been many years since we were giving everything and we were appreciated.’ When he came back, he was almost like, ‘It was that moment, and I felt appreciated for everything.’
Last season, Damian Lillard, an eight-time All-Star, averaged 32.2 points with the Blazers. He was the seventh player in the history of the NBA to score 70 or more points. That number has risen to nine since Damian Lillard finished with 71 points against the Houston Rockets. And this happened last February. The average points scored by him were 25.2, 4.2 rebounds, as well as 6.7 assists.
However, Portland won four playoff series in the presence of Damian Lillard and got into the Western Conference Finals once. The team went 33-49 last season, and the next year it finished well.
With Milwaukee, Damian Lillard came in with 25.2 points along with 6.8 assists. Last week, Milwaukee fired Adrian Griffin as a coach after 43 games. Veteran Doc Rivers was hired with the motive of winning another NBA title.
Damian Lillard said it has been good to be part of the team with the taste of winning and wants to be back on the winning track.
About Damian Lillard: Know about him.
Damian Lillard is known to be an American professional basketball player. He is also known as ‘Dame’. Damian Lillard position on the team is that he has been playing as a point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
Damian Lillard – 32 years old.
Damian Lillard height – 6 feet, 3 inches.
Damian Lillard weight – 88 kg.
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Damian Lillard net worth
The net worth of Damian Lillard is estimated to be around $100 million. He and the Trail Blazers have made a contract deal for $122 million, where the annual salary will be around $61 million. Also, as per Forbes, he earns around $14 million from endorsements.