The NBA Playoffs are always one of my favorite sporting events of the year. The past few years have of playoff basketball have begun to feel less exciting and increasingly predictable. However, this year that has begun to change for the better. These teams are playing with more fire and intensity.
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers are a big part of this trend. Dame’s game and series winning shot should live on in basketball lore, as its brilliance is hard to overstate. The courage to step back from over 30 feet. The confidence to drill the shot at the most important time. I have watched the video numerous times and it is hard to get over just how insane it is.
These kind of shots are what the NBA Playoffs are all about. Intensity, grit, and determination in its most pure. You may not be a Portland Trailblazers fan, but it is difficult not to be enthralled by Damian Lillard. I cannot wait to see what he does next.