Damian Lillard joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant on list that Michael Jordan, Steph Curry couldn’t achieve during NBA careers

Damian Lillard joins elite list of 15 players ever to score 30+ points against 30 teams.


Damian Lillard joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant on list that Michael Jordan, Steph Curry couldn’t achieve during NBA careers

(From Top) LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan and Damian Lillard (via CNN, Arizona Sports, Front Office Sports, NBA.com and The Ringer)

Damian Lillard has joined an elite list which consists of just 15 players who have scored 30 or more points against 30 different franchises. That list includes LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson to name a few. But it does not include the likes of Michael Jordan or Stephen Curry.

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Lillard was drafted in 2012 by the Portland Trailblazers. Coming out of Weber State University, Lillard has been an elite shooter throughout his NBA career. His clutch 4th quarter-playmaking has been the talk of the NBA throughout his 12 seasons. Lillard has been a 7-time All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist.

During his first 11 seasons playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard averaged 25.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. Being the defacto leader of the team, he went on to create a legacy for himself as one of the all-time great Trail Blazers.

Along with fellow star guard CJ McCollum, Lillard engineered a trip to the Western Conference Finals. It was the first Conference Finals round for the Trailblazers since the year 2000. Playing through the pain of separated ribs, Damian Lillard could not topple the Golden State Warriors. That and further seasons without a deep playoff run frustrated him.

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Damian Lillard: Joining the Milwaukee Bucks

Frustrations season in season out led Damian Lillard to ask for a trade from the Portland Trailblazers. He felt the organization did not get enough help around him to win a championship. Lillard was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team trade despite links to several teams.

Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard (Image via Twitter)

This season playing for the Bucks, Lillard is averaging 25.6 points 6.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. Teaming up with superstar Giannis Antetokuonmpo, Lillard wants to get that coveted championship ring. That should cement his legacy if at all there was a doubt.

Achieving this milestone is certainly a feat only a few can claim. And to do that against your old team was unexpected.

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