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Damian Lillard Biography; Net Worth, Wife, Shoes, Height In Feet, Career High

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The best time in the world is  “Dame Time.” For years, Big Game Dame has been setting high standards with the Portland Trailblazers. Damian Lillard is easily regarded as one of the best shooters of all time. 

The athlete leads the league in clutch points with 124. But I bet you didn’t know he was a rapper as well. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the life of Damian Lillard. 

Early Beginnings

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr was born in Oakland, California, on July 15, 1990, to Houston and Gina Lillard. He finished his Sophomore year in California, Joseph Notre Dame High School but later transferred to ‘Oakland High School’ where Orlando Watkins was coach. At Oakland High, he played for the Oakland Rebels and averaged 22.4 points per game. He accepted a sports scholarship from  Weber State University in Utah and graduated with a Professional Sales degree in 2015.

Professional Career

Portland Trail Blazers (2012–present)

At the 2012 NBA draft, Lillard was picked by the Portland Trail Blazers as its sixth overall pick. In his NBA debut, Lillard registered 23 points, 11 assists. He joined Jason Kidd on being the Rookies with the most assist in their debut season. 

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In 2012, Lillard became the first Portland Trail Blazer to win the Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star weekend. At the end of his debut season, he was awarded the prestigious NBA Rookie of the year award. He hasn’t looked back ever since. As of now, he has been named All-Star six times and recorded a career-high of sixty-one points, having had three sixty-point games.

Net Worth

Damian Lillard is estimated to have a net worth of $70 million from his salary, endorsements, and rap career. 

Wife

Damian Lillard is not married but is engaged to Kay’La Hanson whom he shares fraternal twins Kali Emma Lee Lillard and Kalii Laheem Lillard. 

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Shoes 

The basketball star has a mega-deal with Adidas for the Dame 7s shoe collection. In June, Adidas released ‘The Dame 7 EXTPLY’ inspired by Lillard’s love for music and basketball. 

Height In Feet

Like most NBA point guards, Damian Lillard is 6′ 2″

The impact of Big Dame on the NBA is undeniable. Dark clouds would certainly rise when he decides to retire from the NBA. For now, we’ll continue to keenly follow Lillard as he tries to lead the Portland Trailblazers to their first NBA championship in forty-four years. 

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