Damian Lillard is a professional basketball player from America who plays for the team of Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He is one of the only six players to become a three-time All-Star in the history of NBA. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Damian Lillard in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. was born on July 15, 1990, in Oakland, California to Gina Johnson and Houston Lillard. He has two siblings, LaNae and Houston. He was interested in basketball since his school days in St. Joseph Notre Dame High School. Later, Damian was transferred to the Oakland High School. He attended the Weber State University where he earned his degree in professional sales.
He is currently in a relationship with Kay’la Hanson whom he met while studying in college. The couple has a son, Damian Jr. who was born in March 2018.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Damian Lillard started his professional career in 2012 when he was drafted to the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA draft. In his debut match against the Los Angeles Lakers, he scored 23 points and 11 assists and became the third player in the history of NBA to score more than 20 points and ten assists in his first match. In the total of 82 matches, his average was off 19 points which helped him in earning the “NBA Rookie of the Year Award”.
The following season Damian set the new record of highest number of points scored by a basketball player in a single quarter. He was also included in the list of “All NBA Third Team” which is of great pride for an NBA player.
In the game against the San Antonio Spurs, he scored his career best of 43 points in a single match. Damian is also the fastest player to reach 600 three-pointers in the history of the National Basketball Association. In the match against the Washington Wizards, he scored his 2,000th field goal in the year 2015. Damian also holds the record of becoming the first player to score more than 27 points in the first five games of the season.
He has won several awards in his illustrious career including the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2013, NBA Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 and Magic Johnson Award in 2017 and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Damian Lillard has an estimated net worth of more than $34 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In 2015, he signed a five year deal with the team for $120 million. Damian is also a singer and has released many hit singles including Bigger Than Us, Run It Up and Shot Clock. He has also recorded two studio albums, The Letter O (2016) and Confirmed (2017).
Damian Lillard is considered one of the most talented basketball players in the world. He has achieved so much in such a young career through his constant hard work and dedication.