Although he did not compete in all events as he did five years ago, Portland Trail Blazers goaltender Damian Lillard managed to keep himself busy during the All-Star weekend. He competed in 3 points with teammate Seth Curry, proved himself for the LeBron team in the all-star game and led the unified basketball game of the Special Olympics NBA Cares.
In the absence of Utah jazz players in the main events of the All-Star weekend, Lillard, an alum of Weber State, represented the state of the art. ;Utah. Eric Woodyard of Deseret News covered the weekend of Lillard.
About his first experiences in the game of stars compared to now, Lillard said:
"I think the first few times you try to understand how things work, how things work … you do not want to try too hard, you do not want to look like you're not trying at all, I'm just trying to find this intermediate space and this year was different just because I felt well settled. "
He certainly did the right job, scoring 18 points for the LeBron team and leading the team with a score of plus-20 plus / minus. His three consecutive points in the logo led to the return of the LeBron team and the celebration of the players.
"My first year, I remember playing seven minutes or something like that and I could not be angry because I looked on the bench and it was the Hall of Fame, but now I think For long periods, you are more comfortable and you can get started when the opportunity arises. "
The rest of Woodyard's article can be read here.