caseyholdahl

Jan 02

VIDEO: Lillard Makes NBA's Top Rookie Plays Of 2012

By caseyholdahl Posted in: Blazers, damianlillard, Knicks, Raptors


There are a couple of plays on the NBA's Top Rookie Players of 2012 highlight reel that are debatable (the alley-oop from Ricky Rubio to Blake Griffin from the Rookie/Sophomore game has no business being on this reel), but I suppose that's kind of the point of Top 10 lists.

But as long as Damian Lillard makes the cut, I'm cool with it. I thought, after seeing a routine play from a defenseless exhibition game at No. 8, that Lillard's Las Vegas Summer League posterization might make the list. But the NBA went more tradition, opting for Dame's game-winner against the Hornets as the No. 4 rookie play of 2012.

And while it wasn't a game-winner, per say, Lillard's stepback three to ice the win against the Knicks in New York City has to be an early favorite to make the Top 10 Rookie Plays of 2013.

4 Comments

  1. Hey Casey, after that 3 he hit last night, his reaction was priceless, we should make a top 10 lillard facial expressions. I mean he's cool and composed he entire game, but when he hits big shots, he just can't hide it!

    by joe.k on 1/2/2013 9:49 AM
  2. On the other hand, coach Jay Triano had enough expression for the entire team after Dame hit that shot.

    by caseyholdahl on 1/2/2013 9:51 AM
  3. The NY announcers had a different expression for that shot.

    by Hg on 1/2/2013 10:10 AM
  4. Casey - oh man, i missed Jay's reaction - could you demonstrate it for us? ;)

    by joe.k on 1/2/2013 10:33 AM
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