Damian Lillard is a professional American professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Damian currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers as their Point Guard.
Damian Lamonte Lillard has played only for the Portland Trail Blazers since his professional career in 2012.
Damian won the series against the Thunders with a 37 foot 3 point shot, which still reverberates around the Moda Center, the home of the Portland Trail Blazers.
|Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
|Date Of Birth
|July 15, 1990
|26 years old
|Oakland, California, the United States
|Houston Lillard, Gina Johnson
|Portland Trail Blazers
|6 feet 1 inch
|No. of Children
|Damian Jr, Kalii Laheem Lillard, Kali Emma Lee Lillard
Damian Lillard Early Life
On July 15, 1990, Damian Lillard was born in Oakland, California, to Houston Lillard and Gina Johnson. Damian is American and belongs to the African ethnic group as per his nationality.
Further, his star sign is Cancer. Damian grew up along with his siblings, sister LaNae, brother Houston. Damian attended Oakland Senior High School in Oakland, California, to play for his basketball team.
In his high school career, Damian Lillard held an average of 19.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. After completing high school, Damian enrolled at Weber State University and played for the Weber State Wildcats.
Damian Lillard Career
Damian started his professional career team Portland Trail Blazers in 2012, and he has been with the team since then.
Damian became the only player in NBA history with at least 20 points and 10 assists in their NBA debut when Damian recorded 23 points and 11 assists on October 31, 2013.
Damian also became the first player in NBA history who took part in five events during the All-Star festivities: Rising Start Challenge, Three-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, Slam Dunk Contest, and the All-Star Game.
In addition, besides Utah’s John Stockton, Damian became the first player to make a buzzer-beating shot and win a playoff series in 2014.
Damian also became the first NBA player who scored 27 or more points in each of his team’s first five games in 2016.
In 2018 Damian was ranked equal to Seven other players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Lebron James, Nate Archibald, Dave Bing, Oscar Robertson, and Pete Maravich. In addition, Damian became the eighth player who got 10,000 points 2,500 assists in his first six seasons.
Damian was awarded Big Sky Player of the year in 2010 and 2012. Also, Damian won NBA Rookie of the year in 2013.
Besides these awards, his team has received other awards such as the NBA All-Star award, the All NBA-First team award, an NBA All-Rookie first team award.
Damian Lillard Personal Life
Damian Lillard is a Christian by religion. He has been in a relationship for a very long period with Kay’La Hanson, with whom he has a son named Damain Jr.
People assume Kay’La Hanson to be his wife, but the fact is that they are not married yet. Instead, they are in a living together relationship.
Damian Lillard’s Net worth
As of 2018, Damian Lillard has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. He reportedly signed a Portland Trail Blazers contract with Portland Trail Blazers in 2016.
NBA player has an average salary of $27,977,689 annually. Damian Lamonte Lillard has earned $92,304,337 from his entire NBA career.
Per his contract with Portland Trail Blazers, he inked 5 years/ $139,888,445 contract, which included $139,888,445 as a guaranteed amount.
Reportedly, in 2019, he is expected to earn $29,802,321 as a base salary while carrying a cap hit of $29,802,321 and a dead cap value of $29,802,321.
Kept aside Damian Lillard’s financial earnings, his assets include a Home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, worth $6.65 million. Further, he reportedly owns Cadillac Escalade, Bentley Continental, and Toyota.
Further, the NBA Player Damian Lillard earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships. He reportedly earns over $13 million from sponsors like Panini, Adidas, Tapestry, Powerade, Toyota Motor.
Damian Lillard Socials
He has a massive fan following in his social media handles. On Instagram, he has around 9.3 million followers and 4374 posts in his feed. He is also available on Twitter, where he has around 2.9 million followers.