Skip to main content

Damian Lillard saves a fan's house

Damian-Lillard

Damian Lillard has shown up in the clutch once again - and not only on the basketball court this time. His Blazers managed to secure the 6th seed and a playoff spot by beating the Denver Nuggets 132-116, with Dame scoring 31 points alongside 10 assists. But for one fan Dame managed to keep his promise and get the Blazers to 42 wins on the season, helping him keep his house.

Back on April 18th, a Twitter user named @LordTreeSap approached Lillard, saying he needs the Blazers to get to 42 wins or he is going homeless otherwise. Even though he was shooting for the stars, Dame responded and took on the challenge.

Things weren't looking too pretty for the Blazers and the fan, as the goal seemed unlikely with the Blazers struggling, having a 32-28 record just a week later. But things turned around quickly, as Dame and the Blazers got hot, winning 10 of their 12 last games, ending the season with a 42-30 record, capped off by their win versus Denver last night. The fan and the Blazers Twitter account shared their reactions:

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

The Blazers have had a turbulent, up-and-down season, but they managed to time their run perfectly, getting hot at the best possible time. They are now locked into a playoff series against the Denver Nuggets. Denver is the slight favorite, but this will be a very tight and long series, especially with Jamal Murray down. If Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic, and the rest manage to stay healthy, the Blazers could be poised for an upset and a battle against any team they face in the Western Conference. Especially if Dame keeps playing with the same intensity and passion he has for the final stretch of the season. Bring on the playoffs, baby!

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan

“I don’t know if I could’ve survived in this Twitter (era)” — Michael Jordan on social media and cancel culture

There's no hand-checking and hard fouls in 2022. But there's Twitter, political correctness and almost no privacy whatsoever.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Remember when KCP played with an ankle monitor?

In terms of serving time, continuing to play games while in prison is not that bad.

jason-williams-jordan-lebron-min

Jason Williams shares who is the GOAT between Michael Jordan and LeBron James

The "White Chocolate" thinks one guy is the GOAT, while the other one would be his pick if he has a must-win game.

Bill-Russell

“As trophies are concerned, that was the highlight of my career.” — the heartwarming story behind Bill Russell's favorite trophy

The NBA will retire the No. 6 league-wide honoring Bill Russell. The story of his favorite trophy makes it clear why he's the first person ever to receive that honor.

Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas and Utah Jazz center Karl Malone

Isiah Thomas on why Karl Malone was the "weak link" of the Utah Jazz

Isiah Thomas was referring to a particular instance when Karl Malone displayed his weakness at the free throw line.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

“I’m too old for that, man” — when Kobe Bryant gave up on defense during the twilight years of his career

Kobe Bryant once told fans sitting courtside in Madison Square Garden that he just wanted to chill because he was too old to get back on defense.

Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Nea

“I wish I was playing with these buttercups right now. It’ll be a slaughterhouse out there" —Shaquille O'Neal sounds off on today's NBA

According to Shaq, there's an apparent disparity in talent between the past generation and this current one