It’s the end of a brilliant era for the all-time leading scorer in franchise history. Fans will remember the buzzer beaters and Lillard’s incredible presence on the court. But he meant so much more to Portland.
Lillard spent 11 years with the Portland Trail Blazers as a star player and became the team's leading all-time scorer. As he prepares to leave his longtime team behind, fans shared their favorite memories of Dame, both on and off the court.
Damian Lillard has played his whole NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers. Unlike other star players, he has wowed fans in the Northwest with his demeanor and wisdom — including NPR's Tom Goldman.
Following trades, injuries and issues with team management, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an eventful past year. Mike Richman, host of a daily blazers podcast, joins us to break down the events last year and what's next for the Blazers this season.