3) Lillard secures Portland’s all-time scoring record
On Dec. 19, 2022, the basketball world paused to witness a defining moment in the history of the Portland Trail Blazers. With his signature blend of grace and grit, Damian Lillard surpassed the legendary Clyde Drexler to claim the Trail Blazers’ all-time leading scorer title. This wasn’t just a record, but a culmination of years of dedication, hard work and an unwavering passion for the game.
Remarkable consistency has marked Lillard’s journey with the Blazers. Game after game, season after season, he has delivered performances that have both thrilled fans and propelled the team forward. Even in the face of challenges, his commitment to the franchise speaks volumes about his character and his love for the city of Portland.
In the aftermath of this historic achievement, Lillard, the humble superstar, proclaimed his belief in being the greatest Blazer of all time. While such a statement might stir debate among basketball fans, there’s no denying that surpassing a figure as iconic as Drexler bolsters his claim.
For many people, this moment didn’t just rewrite the record books; it solidified Lillard’s legacy as one of the most influential figures in Trail Blazers’ history.