May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard ESPY Competition: Full Rundown

Damian Lillard has been nominated for two ESPY awards: Best Breakthrough Athlete and Best Play. These awards are annually presented by ESPN and voted on by you, the fans. This year, the award ceremony will take place on July 16th, so be sure to follow this link and cast your votes. Along with his own entry, here are the nominees against which Lillard has been categorically pitted:

 

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

 Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) warming up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) warming up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard

Dec 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (front right) is swarmed by his teammates after making a game-winning, three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (front right) is swarmed by his teammates after making a game-winning, three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman: Seattle Seahawks Cornerback

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Masahiro Tanaka: New York Yankees Pitcher

Jun 22, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 22, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Best Play

1. Davis FG return vs. Alabama

2. Damian Lillard buzzer beater

3. Tomas Hertl goal

4. Robin van Persie goal

5. Josh Reddick catch

6. SMU two-point conversion

7. Raul Jimenez bicycle kick

8. Memphis fast break

9. Johnny Manziel escape vs. Duke

10. Sacred Heart buzzer beater

11. Paula Creamer 75-foot eagle putt

12. Auburn Hail Maryvs. Georgia

13. Lundqvist save on Vanek

14. Xavier Henry dunk

15. Tyler Ennis buzzer beater

16. Giovani Bernard TD run

 

Voting for Best Play will be conducted in a bracket style. Round one of voting is 6/24 – 6/29, round two is 6/30 – 7/6, and the final round is 7/7 – 7/16. The play that receives the most votes of the final four in the running will be announced at the ESPYs. The ESPYs will air on July 16th at 6:00 p.m. PDT on ESPN.

 

 

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