Damian Lillard Biography
Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a point guard. He is one of the best point guards in the league who is known for making deep shots. His ability and history of making clutch shots have led him to be nicknamed “Dame Time”. He is also a rapper on the side and his stage name is Dame D.O.L.L.A..
Damian Lillard Age
Damian was born on 15th July 1990, Oakland, California, United States.
Damian Lillard Height
Damian stand at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall
Damian Lillard Weight
He weighs 195 lb (88 kg)
Damian Lillard Nationality
Damian is an American Nationality.
Damian Lillard Ethnicity
Lillard is of African American ethnicity.
Damian Lillard Education
Lillard earned a professional sales degree from the College of Applied Science and Technology and capped the event as the last student to walk and receive his degree.
Damian Lillard Parents
Damian was born to Gina Johnson and Houston Lillard. Gina was his manager, chef, housekeeper, the voice of reason, and more. Damian Lillard’s Father, Houston Lillard, is an Oakland occupant. He assisted his family with developing regions.
Damian Lillard Siblings
Damian has two siblings namely; Houston Lillard and Lane Lillard.
Damian Lillard Wife
Damian is married to Kay’La Hanson, the wife of successful basketball player Damian Lillard, is a strong, elegant, hardworking, and dedicated woman. She is an American Businesswoman. She pursued as a medical student for nursing. But, she started her career with a beauty salon named ‘Dipped’ located in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Damian Lillard Children
Damian and his wife Hanson have three children. And the eldest son is Damian Jr. He was born in March 2018. Damian is currently two and a half years old. He had already come into the limelight after his birth as he was the son of one of the amazing players Damian Lillard.
Lillard and Kay’La second children surprisingly came as twins. They were born on January 21, 2021. They are named Kali Emma Lee Lillard for a girl child and Kalii Laheem Lillard for a boy child.
Damian Lillard National Basketball Association (NBA)
Damian started his career with the ‘Portland Trail Blazers’ in 2012. In his ‘NBA’ opening game against the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ he became the third ‘NBA’ player to score 20 points and 10 assists in his debut match. With an average of 19 points in 82 games of the season and a record seven 3-pointers against the ‘Golden State Warriors,’ he won the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year Award.’ He also won the ‘Taco Bell Skills Challenge’ at the ‘NBA All-Star’ weekend.
Lillard became the first Trail Blazer to win an event at the NBA All-Star Weekend, winning the Skills Challenge. He also participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend and finished with 18 points, three rebounds and five assists in a game-high 28 minutes. Lillard became the first NBA rookie to record 35 points, nine assists and zero turnovers in a game since turnovers became a stat in 1978–79 against the San Antonio Spurs.
Damian scored a season-high 39 points on 20th November 2021, along with 7 assists and 3 blocks, in a 118–111 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 13, 2022, he underwent surgery for an abdominal injury and was ruled out 6–8 weeks.
Lillard scored a season-high 44 points on 30th January, 2021, alongside a game-winning three at the buzzer, in a 123–122 win over the Chicago Bulls. On February 17, 2021, Lillard scored 43 points and tied a career-high 16 assists in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Lillard recorded a then career-high 60 points on 8th November, 2019, though it came in a loss to the visiting Brooklyn Nets, 115–119. He would surpass that on January 20, 2020, by scoring 61 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a 129–124 overtime win versus the Golden State Warriors.
Damian scored a game-high 28 points in a 128–119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on 18th October, 2018. On 25th October 2018, he scored 34 of his 41 points in the second half of the Trail Blazers’ 128–114 win over the Orlando Magic. On October 27, he scored 42 points in a 120–111 loss to the Miami Heat, eclipsing the 11,000-point mark.
Lillard reached the 9,000-point milestone during the third quarter on 28th October, 2017, in a 114–107 win over the Phoenix Suns . With 402 career games, Lillard became the fastest Blazer to score 9,000 points. On November 15, he had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in a 99–94 win over the Orlando Magic.
Damian recorded 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting, as well as 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a 113–104 win over the Utah Jazz. With his first assist of the night, Lillard passed Jim Paxson for sixth on the franchise career list (2,008). Four days later, he scored 37 points, including the go-ahead floater with less than a second remaining in overtime, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 115–113 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Lillard signed a five-year on 9th July 2015, $120 million contract extension with the Trail Blazers. On October 28, 2015, Lillard recorded 21 points and 11 assists in a season-opening win over the New Orleans Pelicans. His one three-pointer made during the game was his 600th career three-point field goal, making him the fastest NBA player in history to reach the mark at 247 games.
Lillard started all 82 games for the Trail Blazers. He averaged career highs in points, rebounds, steals, and field goal percentage, but averaged a career-low 34 percent from three-point range. He shot well during the first two months of the season, before struggling with his shot from January onwards. Despite this, he set the record for most three-pointers in a player’s first three seasons, led the team in Win Shares, and finished second in PER.
Damian scored 32 points against the Phoenix Suns on 30th October, 2014. He had a second 32-point effort on 7th December 2014 against the Dallas Mavericks. On 17th December 2014, he had 36 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The following day, he had a second straight 36-point effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves. On 7th January 2014, in a 123–119 loss to the Sacramento Kings, Lillard scored a career-high 41 points, including 26 in the fourth quarter to break Portland’s franchise record for most points in any quarter.
Damian Lillard Injury
Lillard underwent surgery for an abdominal injury and was ruled out 6–8 weeks. On 10th February 2022, Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin stated that Lillard would “most likely” not play again during the 2021–22 season. On 21st March 2022, Lillard was officially ruled out for the remainder of the season. This was the first time since Lillard’s rookie season that Portland missed the playoffs, finishing the season with a 27–55 record.
Damian Lillard Music
Damian is a hip-hop artist and rapper by the name of Dame D.O.L.L.A., which stands for Different On Levels the Lord Allows. He began rapping mainly to hang out in the car of his cousin Eugene “Baby” Vasquez, who moved to Oakland from New York City in the early 1990s. Another big influence on Lillard’s rapping was his cousin Brookfield Duece, who had some success in the Oakland rap scene.
Lillard 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. In July 2015, he released his first full length single, “Soldier in the Game”, via the online music streaming site SoundCloud. On October 21, 2016, Lillard released his debut album The Letter O.
Damian released his second album Confirmed on 6th October 2017. Lillard released his third album, Big D.O.L.L.A. on August 9, 2019, featuring guests Lil Wayne, Mozzy, and Jeremih. He now has his own record label, Front Page Music, which includes Brookfield Duece in its roster. Lillard’s non-album single “Kobe”, which was released in September 2020 and features Snoop Dogg and Derrick Milano, is part of the soundtrack for NBA 2K21 as a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.
Damian Lillard Shoes
Lillard shared an image of the PDX-inspired sneakers on his Instagram account. Lillard stated it was a custom paint job on the Adidas Dame 8. The artwork was done by a company called Stadium Custom Kicks.
However, as Lillard mentioned in the Instagram post, there have been two previous PDX-inspired colorways in his signature sneaker line. Lillard’s first and second signature shoes were both released in a ‘PDX’ colorway.
Damian Lillard Position
Damian Lillard, who has been one of the most consistent point guards since coming into the league. He is averaging over 20 points per game in his career, and has been also durable. Lillard was the Rookie Of The Year back in 2012, and has been to three All-NBA teams.
Damian Lillard Accolades
Lillard was Nicknamed “Dame Time” for his history of making big shots in the clutch, he has received six NBA All-Star and All-NBA Team selections, the only player in Trail Blazers franchise history to do so.
Damian Lillard Trade
Lillard said. “But the game is so watered down, and the game is so fugazi (fake) that people literally won’t believe what you say even if you say it directly to them.” Though Damian Lillard wants to stay with the Blazers, asked if he would accept a trade, he responded: “If they came to me and they wanted to trade me, I’m not going to fight them on wanting to trade me. I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted. But I don’t think that’s the case.”
Damian Lillard Diet
Damian obviously follows a strict diet to keep himself fit and energetic. All his children are young to keep on a diet, but they always feed their children healthy, nutrient-packed foods.
Damian was also on a vegan diet during the offseason. But in an appearance in a recent podcast, he revealed that he had already quit that as he felt much lighter than he thought.
Moreover, they mostly use fresh vegetables and only which are organic. Therefore, Damian has maintained quite good and healthy eating habits for himself and his kids and wife.
Damian Lillard Contract
Damian Lillard signed a 4 year / $176,265,152 contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, including $176,265,152 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $44,066,288. In 2022-23, Lillard will earn a base salary of $42,492,492, while carrying a cap hit of $42,492,492 and a dead cap value of $42,492,492.
Damian Lillard Salary
Damian earns an annual average salary of $44,066,288. In 2022-23, Lillard will earn a base salary of $42,492,492, while carrying a cap hit of $42,492,492 and a dead cap value of $42,492,492.
Damian Lillard Net Worth
Damian net worth is estimated to be USD 100 million.
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