Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

Basketball Player

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Weber State Wildcats and earned third-team All-American honors in 2012.

Full Name
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
Jul 15, 1990
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard was born on July 15, 1990, in Oakland, California. His zodiac sign is Cancer and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Gina and Houston Lillard and has two older brothers named Houston and LaVail. His father was a point guard for Middle Tennessee State University's basketball team in the late 1980s. 

Lillard attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, where he was a three-sport star in basketball, football, and track & field. In his senior year at St. Joseph, he averaged 28 points per game and won several awards including being named California Mr Basketball. He went on to attend Weber State University where he played college basketball. He became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,934 points over three seasons and earned Big Sky Conference MVP honors twice in 2010–11 and 2012–13.

Lillard entered the 2012 NBA Draft after completing his junior season at Weber State University and was selected as the 6th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers. In 2013, he became just the fourth rookie since 1950 to record 1,500+ points and 500+ assists in his debut season, joining Oscar Robertson (1960), Isiah Thomas (1981) and Tyreke Evans (2009). In 2014, he made his first All-Star appearance becoming only the second Blazer ever to be named an All-Star starter as a rookie (Clyde Drexler). He has gone on to be selected as an All-Star six times throughout his career so far. He also won Rookie of The Year honours in 2013 and holds numerous accolades including winning four Skills Challenges between 2013 – 2018 

Lillard currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers whom he helped reach their fifth consecutive playoffs in 2019. Off the court Lillard is heavily involved with community work through his own “Respect 4 Our Elders” program which provides elderly citizens with necessary items such as clothes or food during Thanksgiving or Christmas time throughout Oregon communities

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Damian Lillard is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 15, 1990, Damian Lillard was born in Oakland, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Weber State to the NCAA Tournament</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In his senior year of high school, Lillard leads Weber State to their first NCAA tournament in 28 years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lillard is selected sixth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers and is named NBA Rookie of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First All-Star Selection</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lillard is selected to his first All-Star game, where he scored 20 points and dished out 7 assists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Contract Extension with Portland</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lillard signs a 5-year contract extension with the Trail Blazers worth $139 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Records Career High in Points and Assists</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lillard records a career high 59 points and 10 assists against the Utah Jazz.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named to All-NBA Team</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lillard is named to the All-NBA team for the fifth time in his career.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He is a clutch player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Damian Lillard is a great clutch player. He always seems to come up with big shots when the game is on the line and has made some of the most memorable buzzer beaters in NBA history.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He is humble and down to earth</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Despite all his success, Damian Lillard remains humble and down to earth. He never takes himself too seriously and always seems to put his team first before any individual accomplishments.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He is a leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">As the leader of the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard sets an example for everyone around him. His drive and passion inspire his teammates and fans alike, making him one of the best leaders in basketball.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player to Score 50 Point Triple-Double</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damian Lillard is the first player in NBA history to score a 50-point triple-double, which he did on January 20, 2021 against the Philadelphia 76ers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Comes from a Musical Family</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damian Lillard comes from a musical family, with his mother and two siblings all playing instruments. He himself plays piano, guitar and drums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Graduated High School Early</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damian Lillard graduated high school early so that he could focus full time on basketball. He also graduated from Weber State University with a degree in professional sales.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Overall Pick in 2012 Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damian Lillard was the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> ESPN's 2013 Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Damian Lillard was named ESPN's 2013 Rookie of the Year after averaging 19 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game during his rookie season.</p></div>


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