Kobe Bryant Calls Damian Lillard ‘One Of The Best Players In The League’
Kobe Bryant Calls Damian Lillard ‘one Of The Best Players In The League’

Since entering the NBA in 2012, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has had some of his best games against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In just his rookie season, Lillard went head-to-head against Kobe Bryant and finished with 38 points and nine assists. However, Kobe finished with 47 points and five assists in a thrilling 113-106 victory.

In last night’s game, Lillard finished with 29 points, four rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes as the Blazers came away with a victory. Following the game, Kobe Bryant had high praise for Lillard, calling him ‘one of the best players in the league’ according to LakersNation.com reporter Serena Winters:

After playing four years at Weber State University, Lillard quickly established himself as one of the best point guards in the league. During the Golden Era of point guards, Lillard has been an All-Star in two of his three seasons.

With the Blazers losing four of their starters from last season via free agency and trades, Lillard has performed at a high level with his team currently 7-10. In 17 games, Lillard is averaging 25.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists as the number one option.

While this may be Kobe’s final season in the NBA, there should be plenty of battles between Lillard and D’Angelo Russell. While the All-Star point guard won the battle last night, Russell had 16 points, four rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes.

Why he touching D’angelo’s mushroom tip on that pic? lol

  • a gay dude must be running lakernation I’ve seen lots of pictures like this

  • What happened to the Mamba who was hard, terse and yielded few compliments? Now we get Kumbaya Kobe who wants to be nice to everyone.

    On a side note, Russell played 37 minutes last night and most of the 4th quarter. He must have turned around Scott’s opinion of him and taken steps forward in his growth. It will be interesting to see how he plays tonight. A recent article in espn said Russell came into camp not prepared “mentally or phyiscally” for the nba. A lot has changed in 6 weeks.

  • Because they are sports reporters and have contacts in every organization. – 4 letters E.S.P.N.

    Have you been in a cave and not paid attention to Russell since he got here? It’s pretty obvious he was BOTH mentally and physically unprepared.

    It’s taken 6 weeks for Russell to understand his role, his place, and what it takes to be an NBA player. Haven’t you noticed his twitter account and mouth have been silent? And that he’s moved from being arrogant to humble?

    Wow. I’ve been gobsmacked by ignorance.

  • you need to stop listening to espn you’re already putting durant in a lakers uniform because steven A said he was coming

  • No I haven’t noticed the activity on his Twitter account I’m 3 years older then him that’s weird AF. But if I’m a moron for knowing a superstar when I see one then fine.

  • I said the finances say LA is the destination. That’s 100% incontrovertible. He stands to make the most money in LA, and his personal brand would be strongest in LA by assuming Kobe’s massive influence in Asia and control of the nation’s 3rd largest media market.. And I said that his agent and shoe company want him in LA (obviously).

    I said LA might offer the best long term solution to a championship with 4 future stars, enough cap space to add free agents this year and future years. And that OKC and Washington have major impediments in their future regarding a championship and aren’t as “golden” as they seem. But I also said that the choice is Durant’s and that he’d certainly listen to LA’s offer due to a 10-year championship window and that the MONEY does matter and will have an influence on his decision.

  • Pretty crazy that Lillard was ranked as the 48th best PG coming out of high school. Wasn’t very good his freshmen year at all and here we are.

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