Damian Lillard is among the best players in the entire NBA. Overall, he is the only reason why the Portland Trail Blazers are worth watching. He is always coming through with some massive performances, and the fanbase loves to have him there. On Sunday, Dame had the best game of his life against the Portland Trail Blazers. Although the Rockets are bad, he still had a more than impressive outing as he dropped a cool 71 points. It is a total that matched Donovan Mitchell’s from earlier this season.
Moreover, Lillard is now only the eighth player in the history of the league to reach the 70-point mark. It is an amazing achievement to add to one’s resume. However, the NBA definitely felt like something could have been going on here. Immediately after the game, Lillard was drug tested by the league. In the end, nothing came of it, although you can tell that the point guard was annoyed about the whole thing.
Damian Lillard Scared Of Needles
“I mean, honestly, I was like, ‘are y’all serious?’ I did the urine test yesterday and they backed it up with the blood draw tonight after the game,” Lillard said. “That was actually the first time in my career being tested after a game. Aside from that, they know that I’m scared of needles. I know I got a lot of tattoos but when you’re doing a blood draw, it’s different from tattoos. It brought me down from here [up high] to the floor.” It is easy to see how something like this would take you away from your achievement. After all, shooting well has nothing to do with taking steroids. Clearly, the NBA feels differently.
Hopefully, Lillard will be able to take the day off and think about his recent accomplishment. He certainly deserves that, especially after carrying the same franchise for 10 years now. Blazers fans appreciate everything he provides to the game, and that will never change. Let us know what you thought of his performance, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.