Damian Lillard Quotes

Who is Damian Lillard?

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. is an American professional basketball player in the NBA.

Born July 15, 1990

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Best 23 Quotes by Damian Lillard

“A lot of people kind of conform. I don't want it to sound like I'm saying don't care about championships. That's not my point. But what I'm saying is a lot of people give in to the pressure of, 'I didn't have this; I didn't have rings'.”

Damian Lillard

“Anytime odds get stacked up against me, I feel like it's in me to beat it.”

Damian Lillard

“For me it's just amazing that I grew up watching Tim Duncan and KG and Kobe and Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson and all those guys and now it's like, 'Man, I can't believe they actually got old.' It's like they actually walked away. It's crazy to think about, but the game has to keep moving.”

Damian Lillard

“I always talk about, like, with end-of-game situations, making and missing big shots, I know I can shoulder that. I can live with having the success of the playoffs and having a huge failure. I know I can deal with it.”

Damian Lillard

“I just want to keep working hard, stay humble, and keep trying to win games.”

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“I know, personally, people said a lot about what kind of defender I was. So I wanted to get better at it.”

Damian Lillard

“I like '1989', the whole album. 'Welcome to New York,' 'Blank Space,' 'Bad Blood' – all of it!”

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“I love music. In a lot of my downtime, I spend time listening to other people's music or other people's rhymes and writing my own.”

Damian Lillard

“I read, I watch a lot of movies, I’m constantly living, so I’m constantly having more to say.”

Damian Lillard

“I want to see things work out for everybody so it's a burden I place on myself to make sure that we are performing at a certain level, that we get certain things done.”

Damian Lillard

“I’m here to be a leader and show younger people the way.”

Damian Lillard

“I’m loyal to Portland. I want to play my whole career here, but at any moment, they can decide we want somebody else.”

Damian Lillard

“I’ve never had issues with stardom.”

Damian Lillard

“If you want to look good in front of thousands, you have to outwork thousands in front of nobody.”

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“If your dreams don't match your actions, you can either change your dreams or change your actions.”

Damian Lillard

“Injuries are a part of the game. Every athlete knows that.”

Damian Lillard

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“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”


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“Most parents are able to be with their kid every day. Every day of their life, their parents have an opportunity to be with them, and we don't have that luxury as professional athletes. That's the hardest thing.”

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“Put some respect on my fucking name!”

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“Sometimes, it’s just your turn to go through hard times.”

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“Visionary means being able to see a place for something that can be impactful before it’s right in front of you.”

Damian Lillard

“We have to look in the mirror and say ‘I have to be better’ because whatever it is we’re doing is not working and it’s not giving us the shot to compete on the level that we want to compete on.

Damian Lillard

“When I get done playing basketball, I'm definitely not going to be a rapper. I'm not going to be an old person who is focused on being a rapper.”

Damian Lillard

When asked about the pressure to win the game. Quotes

“Pressure, nah, this is just playing ball. Pressure is the homeless man, who doesn’t know where his next meal is coming from. Pressure is the single mom, who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent.

We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong ― there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.”

Damian Lillard
When asked about the pressure to win the game.