Happy Father’s Day, Rip City! Take some time to appreciate the man that helped bring you into this world. If you see him today, give him a hug and a thank you. If not, give him a phone call. If he positively molded the person you see in the mirror, let him hear it.
I know my father cultivated my love for basketball. If it weren’t for his care and guidance through the years, I may not know the joys and sorrows of being a Blazer fan. I am fortunate enough to join him and my mother this afternoon for some good food and game 5 of the NBA Finals (Go Spurs!).
The ever-conscious person and player that he is, Damian Lillard recognizes that not everyone is afforded this luxury. So if you’ve got a strong woman in your life that plays two roles, be sure to thank her too.
Happy Father’s Day to y’all guys… And to the women who are also fathers…
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 16, 2013
Special thanks to Wes Matthews Sr., whose son followed so closely in his footsteps to arrive in the NBA, just like his old man. The good apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but the seed has rooted in Portland and grown into a core player (pun limit reached).
To all the children out there, do something nice for dear old dad. And to all the fathers, endure it; they’re trying. Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Fathers Day, Rip City! — Trail Blazers (@pdxtrailblazers) June 16, 2013