View Full Version : Damien Lillard will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest!

02-06-2014, 12:35 AM
According to a report from CSN Northwest, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will accept an invitation to participate in the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest at All-Star weekend later this month.

Not only that, but Lillard will defend his Skills Competiton title, and has been invited to the three-point contest. He's already in the Rising Stars rookies-sophomores game Friday nght and was named an All-Star reserve. So...

The NBA has broached Lillard with an attractive, unprecedented opportunity. They've asked him to consider the Three-Point Shooting Contest as well, another source relayed to CSNNW.com.

So far, the reining Rookie of the Year is committed to defending his Skills Challenge title; he's competing in the Dunk Contest, the Rising Stars Challenge and the All-Star game.

No player in the history of the game has ever competed in all five All-Star Weekend events in the same weekend.

The NBA will announce those participating tomorrow.


02-06-2014, 12:38 AM
Pretty honorable of him to do. Aside from Amare and Dwight we haven't seen many All Star Game participants compete in last 10 or so years.

02-06-2014, 12:58 AM
He doesn't have the hops to be competitive

02-06-2014, 01:24 AM
Wow. This kid has a future in him. He's probably doing it to get his name out there for more endorsements but damn.. All events? Impressive.. Very good from Lillard. I hope other athletes follow his motive.

02-06-2014, 02:51 AM
Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine
Hearing tonight that Paul George, John Wall and Terrence Ross could all wind up joining Damian Lillard in dunk contest at All-Star Weekend
Could get interesting.

Duncan = Donkey
02-06-2014, 03:03 AM
Should not even in the all star game

02-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Lilliard is a beast!