Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He is also, a hip-hop artist and rapper. His signature shoe line called the "Adidas Dame". He attended Oakland High School (Oakland, California).
In 2008 he joined Weber State University, where he majored in Professional sales and was named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year and in first-team All-Big Sky. In his second year with the Wildcats, he won the Big Sky Player of the Year Award and again won the same during the 2011-12 season.
Damian was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He made his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers and ended up with a double-double, scoring 23 points and 11 assists. During the 2012 All-Star weekend, he participated in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Skills Challenge, which he went on to win. He won the Western Conference Rookie of the Month award for every month during the regular season. Lillard won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award unanimously. During All-Star weekend in 2013, he became the first player in NBA history to take part in five events during the All-Star weekend: the All-Star Game, Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, the Rising Stars Challenge, and Skills Challenge. During 2014-15 season he started all 82 games for Portland for a third successive year. He set the record for most three-pointers (599) in a player's first 3 seasons in the NBA.
On July 9, 2015, Lillard signed a five-year, $120 million contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers. On February 19, 2016, he scored 51 points with 7 assists and 6 steals in a win against the Golden State Warriors. During the same season, he scored at least 30 points in five consecutive games. On March 19, 2017, Lillard scored 49 points in a win against the Miami Heat. On April 8, 2017, he scored a career-high 59 points in a win against the Utah Jazz. He finished 2015-16 season with Twenty-seven 30 or more points games. Damian was awarded the Magic Johnson Award for the 2016–17 season. On December 9, 2017, he tied the franchise record with nine 3-pointers in a loss against the Houston Rockets. On February 9, 2018, he dropped 50 with 6 assists against the Sacramento Kings. Five nights later he scored 44 points with 8 assists in a win against the Golden State Warriors. On February 24, 2017, he scored 40 points in a win over the Phoenix Suns. He finished the 2017-18 regular season tied for fourth (26.9) in scoring average and was named in the All-NBA First Team.