Skip to main content

NBA PLAYERS REACT to Blazers taking Game 1 against the Lakers: "Dame is different"


The Portland Trail Blazers shocked the NBA world after their 100-93 win against one of the leading championship contenders, the Los Angeles Lakers. After barely making it into the playoffs, the Blazers found their rhythm and improved their chemistry so far in the bubble. One of the biggest reasons for their success is Damian Lillard, who is playing the best basketball in his career.

The Blazers are now up 1-0 in the series, which caused the rest of the NBA community to immediately go to their social media accounts to comment on a somewhat surprising win by the Blazers not a lot of people initially expected.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso

“The NBA told me I couldn’t” — Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso wasn't allowed to switch jersey number

Caruso wanted to honor Bill Russell, but the NBA had a suprising reason not to allow the switch.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and assistant coach Phil Handy

“This man doesn’t work hard all the time” - Lebron James’ work ethic was once questioned by an assistant coach

Phil Handy initially thought LeBron James didn't give his full effort all the time until he witnessed Zero Dark Thirty 23 in the playoffs.

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka talks with forward Jayson Tatum

"S**t, on Twitter, like everybody else." — Jayson Tatum on how he found out about Ime Udoka's suspension

Tatum, who mentioned that he developed a close bond with Udoka, also revealed that he hasn't spoken to his head coach since the suspension was reported.

USA guard Kobe Bryant, Spain forward Pau Gasol

Kobe Bryant ran through Pau Gasol’s chest just to send a message

Kobe Bryant wanted to set the tone from the first play, and it didn't matter if he had to pin down a close friend.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, guard Jrue Holiday, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo

Three Milwaukee Bucks players on ESPN Top-100 list

Despite popular opinion, Jrue Holiday was ranked higher than Khris Middleton.