Damian Lillard drug tested after 71 points!
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Damian Lillard rewrote NBA history with 71 points against the Houston Rockets. After the game, an incredible happened to the NBA star, who had a drug test. Lillard spoke about it on Sunday, after the game, saying he was somewhat amazed.
He told: "Honestly I thought: Are you serious? I took urine tests yesterday and now they draw blood? For the first time in my career? I couldn't believe it. Also because they know very well that I am afraid of needles. I have many tattoos, it's true… but it's not the same thing." According to the Anti-Drug Program, a player can be examined at any time, without warning, if he is suspected of using drugs.
There can be a maximum of four checks during the season and two during the offseason. As for blood draws, according to section 14, they can be drawn twice during the season, and once during the offseason.
On March 28, 2018, in conjunction with the match against the New Orleans Pelicans, he had a son, named Damian Jr., with his partner Kay'La Hanson, his girlfriend since college.
In his college days, right out of a workout, three robbers assaulted him. Lillard landed two, but the third put the gun to his temple and the player had to surrender.
Player with great personality and professionalism, playmaker role, he is very strong in the offensive midfield with excellent conclusions both from medium distance and from 3 points, sometimes even from long distances, a characteristic that earned him the nickname of Logo Lillard.
Instead, he is weak in the defensive half. The tenth season in his career was interrupted after only 29 races, due to an abdominal injury which he had been carrying on for about 4 years. In his absence, new general manager Joe Cronin sends C.J.
McCollum, Lillard's partner of nine years, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Josh Hart and a first-round draft pick (later traded to the Charlotte Hornets following the Pelicans' playoff qualification). Although Lillard was named to the list of the best 75 players in history, Portland does not qualify for the playoffs.
In the 2022 offseason, the Blazers and Damian Lillard agree to a contract extension that will tie Dame to Portland through the 2025-2026 season (with player options for the 2026-2027 season). On December 21, 2022, in the home defeat of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he became the best scorer in the history of the Portland Trail Blazers, surpassing Clyde Drexler with 18,400 points scored.