American professional Basketball player Damian Lillard plays for NBA team, Portland Trail Blazers. He is the five-time recipient of NBA All-Star in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 including his two honor as the NBA Rising Star in 2012 and 2013.
Damian Lillard Bio & Family
The Basketball player was born as Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. on 15 July 1990 in Oakland, California. His father, Houston Lillard Sr. is one of the reasons Damian could concentrate on his career. Both his parents Houston and Gina Johnson have already parted ways. His other family member includes three siblings, an elder one, Brother Houston Lillard, a younger half-brother named Jahrell Lillard and a sister, Lanae Lillard. Damian went to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and then attended Oakland High School to complete his final years. During the time, his stats were an average 19.4 points per game which increased to 22.4 points per game in his senior year.
The athlete stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and weighs around 88 kg.
Career & Contract
Before stepping his shoe in the professional court, Damian played for his college Webster State between 2008 to 2012. In his freshman year, his stats were 11.5 points per game which made him Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year. Similarly, in his senior year, he topped his stats to 19.9 points per game which made his college team to win the regular season conference championship.
Almost fours year playing for his college, he went to become the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Blazers. Similarly, in his debut season against the Los Angeles Lakers on 31 October 2012, he scored 23 points and 11 assists.
In 2016, he penned a five-year contract with Blazers worth $139,888,445. A part of his contract were a guaranteed $139,888,445 and a yearly average salary of $27,977,689. Subsequently, Lillian is about to earn a base salary of $27,977,689 in the 2018/2019 season.
Damian Lillard playing stats for Portland Trail Blazers (Picture: ESPN)
As if for now, Damian has a net worth of $30 million all from his playing career.
Damian Shares A Child With Girlfriend
Although Damian and his girlfriend, Kay’ La Hanson have not walked the aisle, they are living a committed relationship for over a decade now. The lovebirds first met during their college, Weber State University where Damian was playing, and Kay’ La was a pre-med student.
The couple has a son named Damian, Jr., born on 29 March 2018.
Damian Lillard Valentines Day post with girlfriend Kay’ La and son Damian on 14 February 2019 (Picture: Damian’s Instagram)
His partner was born on 8 November 1991 in Las Vegas and went to Legacy High School.
Some Interesting Facts About Damian Lillard
- Damian elder brother, Houston loves playing soccer and plays at the quarterback position.
- During ten games played for his college in the 2010–11, he suffered a severe foot injury.
- After his return from the injury in the 2011-12 season, his average stats were 24.5 points.
- The player has a signature shoe line with Adidas named Adidas Dame.