Sports History in Black: A birthday for Damian Lillard

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

The NBA recognized the Top 75 players in the NBA during the All-Star game weekend in February. There were plenty of names on the list that everyone agreed on and there were others that were controversial. One of those players is the Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard.

Damian Lillard. Photo credit: Frenchie in Portland
Damian Lillard. Photo credit: Frenchie in Portland

People voted him in and others voted him off the list. However,  he has done a great job lifting up Portland. And it was on July 15, 1990, Lillard was born in Oakland, California. 

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