7) A nod to greatness: Damian Lillard named to NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team
Dame’s inclusion on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team placed him in an esteemed group of basketball luminaries. Joining the ranks of Blazers legends such as Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler and Scottie Pippen, as well as iconic figures such as Lenny Wilkens and Carmelo Anthony, Lillard’s selection was a testament to his remarkable career and influence on the game.
The fact that he was one of only 11 active players to be bestowed with this honor speaks volumes about his standing in the contemporary basketball landscape.
Earning a spot on this prestigious team wasn’t just a nod to Lillard’s achievements, but a recognition of his transformative impact on basketball. Dame has been a prolific scorer, playmaker and leader, both on and off the court. His dedication, passion and unwavering commitment to excellence have inspired countless young players and fans.
This accolade, more than just a feather in his cap, solidified Lillard’s legacy in the annals of NBA history. It celebrated his consistent brilliance, invaluable contributions to the sport and indomitable spirit, making him one of basketball’s most revered figures.