Dec 10

Video: NBA Rooks: Damian Lillard, Earning Respect

By DHawes22 Posted in: Blazers, WesleyMatthews
The NBA is doing a series of rookie videos entitled, "NBA Rooks." Part one introduced Damian Lillard to the rest of the basketball world. In that episode he talked about how he started shooting a basketball by using nothing more then a tree branch and milk crate, the thought process behind competing both days at the Pre-Draft Combine, and the thrill of being drafted sixth overall.

But this is the second installment which leads up to the start of the Trail Blazers' season. Training camp is in full effect and now it's time for the rookie point guard to earn the respect of his veteran peers, which Coach Stotts said Damian received early on due to his "demeanor, play, and talent." The best part about this video is Wesley calling out Dame on camera for speaking up just because the filmmakers had him mic'd up.

"Dame’s playing with a swagger that you don’t really find with humble guys.” - Wesley Matthews

To watch the first episode of NBA Rooks, click HERE


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