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Blazersedge Sep 16, 2014

Roundtable: Where Does Damian Lillard Rank Among Point Guards?

A panel of Blazer's Edge writers discusses how Damian Lillard stacks up against his point guard counterparts. Damian Lillard has skyrocketed into stardom in his first two years in the league. He's appeared in promos for Foot Locker, EA, Adidas, and is even the cover athlete for NBA Live 15. This week, the Blazer's Edge panel attempts to categorize Lillard with his fellow point guards. ---------- Sam Tongue | @SamTongue The reality (just like everyone has said or is going to say) is that in the NBA, there are a plethora of guards (specifically point guards) that are of elite status....
Blazersedge Sep 15, 2014
What Are Portland Trail Blazers Fans Most Excited For In The 2014-15 Season?

What Are Portland Trail Blazers Fans Most Excited For In The 2014-15 Season?

The Blazers rocketed from 33 wins in 2012-13 to a 54-win squad last year that went to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs behind the efforts of Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and their supporting cast. What about this team has you most excited for the 2014-15 season? One week from today, the calendar will officially turn from summer to fall, and players will continue trickling into the Portland Trail Blazers' Tualatin practice facility early as training camp kicks off at the end of the month. All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard have set the tone for their...
Rip City Project Sep 9, 2014

Damian Lillard: Small tweaks away from elite statistics

Last season was merely another stop on Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard’s path toward super stardom. He made his first All-Star game, made an All-NBA team, and sent the Blazers to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Being only in his second year, the potential, if […] Damian Lillard: Small tweaks away from elite statistics - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Sep 5, 2014

Will Damian Lillard's Popularity Boost Him Into The All-Star Starting Lineup?

Regardless of a player's geographical location, mainstream publicity can push them into the All-Star starting lineup. Can Damian Lillard be the next player to pull it off? Most of the country, even NBA fans, didn't know Damian Lillard in January of 2014. Sure, he'd won a minor event at the 2013 All-Star Weekend, and played in the Rising Stars game. He won unanimous Rookie of the Year, but in a low-key fashion. Outside of Portland, he was simply a player that wasn't seen much unless he was playing your team. On the East Coast, most of his nationally-televised games started near bedtime. But...
Rip City Project Sep 5, 2014

Damian Lillard & Robin Lopez: Portland’s Community Heroes

The NBA does a great job of impacting the communities where they have a presence. NBA Cares encourages (and probably forces some) players to be involved in their communities and beyond. The mission statement of the NBA Cares program states “As part of the league’s mission to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility, NBA Cares reaches communities […] Damian Lillard & Robin Lopez: Portland’s Community Heroes - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Sep 2, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard: the Symbiotic Trail Blazers

Could Damian Lillard's new-found fame become an issue for Trail Blazer superstar LaMarcus Aldridge? Dave, Recently, Chris [Lucia] wrote an article on how Damian Lillard's superstardom affects the Blazers. It got me thinking about LaMarcus Aldridge. He was in Brandon Roy's shadow for a number of years and is now enjoying the roll of the leader, best player and face of the franchise. Lillard is everywhere now, and even though Aldridge is still clearly the better player, I can see Damian's star casting a shadow over Aldridge. How do you think that affects Aldridge, negatively or...
Rip City Project Aug 29, 2014

Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA

Chris Haynes of CSNNW reports that Damian Lillard is “the player on deck” to rejoin Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup should one of the 12 players on roster opt out or fall to injury. Lillard was cut from the team last week when the roster was finalized, but was in the conversation […] Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Aug 28, 2014

Damian Lillard next in line for Team USA - Damian Lillard (G) Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard will be brought back to team USA if another player drops out of the FIBA World Cup, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet.
Northwest Sports Beat Aug 27, 2014

Damian Lillard: Face of the NBA?

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox discusses the meteoric rise Damian Lillard has seen in the marketing world. The NBA star has become a hosuehold name thanks to features in commercials with Adidas, Madden 15, NBA Live 15, Foot Locker and Champ Sports. Lillard is even sharing the screen with greats such as John Wall, Karl Malone, Barry Sanders, Kevin Hart and Dave Franco.
Blazersedge Aug 27, 2014

Damian Lillard has arrived as an NBA superstar. What's next for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard's newfound star power affect the Blazers going forward? Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard's star power has skyrocketed since the 2012 NBA Draft, when Portland made him the No. 6 overall pick. Playing in Ogden, Utah at Weber State University from 2008 to 2012, Lillard's national exposure was fairly minimal, especially for an All-American who averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per...
Rip City Project Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete

The NBA Live video game series has been going strong since 1995. Damian Lillard announced via Instagram today that he is the official cover athlete of the next installment, NBA Live 15. A fan of the series, this is a tremendous honor for Lillard, whose video announcement was accompanied by the written text: “So thankful […] Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard Announced as the Cover Athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 2015

Blazer fans will see a familiar face on the 2015 release of EA Sports NBA Live video game. Damian Lillard was announced as this year's cover athlete adding to his recent national exposure. Damian Lillard announced via his instagram account that he will be the cover athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 15. He writes: So thankful for being named the @EASportsInsider#NBALIVE15 cover athlete. I've been playing the game since the 16-bit days, so you know this is a dream come true! Hard work has led to so many great things for me and I'm not even close to satisfied. In conjunction, EA Sports...

Damian Lillard named EA Sports NBA Live 15 video game cover athlete

Watch the video announcement, which Lillard posted to his Instagram account on Monday morning.
Blazersedge Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard Cut from Team USA: The Fallout

A Blazers fan is pretty steams about Damian Lillard getting cut from Team USA. Another wants to recreate the promise of the Aldridge-Roy-Oden regime. We deal with both topics in the Blazersedge.com Mailbag! Monday Mail Call ahead! Dave, Just heard about Damian Lillard "not being selected for the final 12 man USA roster"... When is the nation going to start a revolt?No way is D-Rose or Kyrie a better "fit" for team USA. And I get the need for more big men but Mason [ed. Mason's middle name redacted here cuz I'm not sure it's the one his mama gave him] Plumlee!? Give me a...
Rip City Project Aug 23, 2014

In an alternate universe, Damian Lillard makes Team USA

On Saturday, Team USA was supposed to make the final roster cuts for the FIBA World Cup in Spain that begins at the end of the month. Instead, the cuts came Friday night after Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico. Unfortunately for Portland fans, or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it, Portland’s […] In an alternate universe, Damian Lillard makes Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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