Best Quotes from Damian Lillard

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

Damian Lillard

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 feel like when it comes to rap – like, real rap music – and knowing the pioneers of rap, I feel like there’s no competition for me in the NBA. Other guys can rap, but they’re not as invested or as deep into actual music as I am and always have been. I think that might be what the difference is. I’m more wanting to be an artist.

Damian Lillard

I started rapping towards the end of middle school. In high school, with a lot of my friends, we would make beats and just start rapping – beating on the wall, beating on the table and freestyling.

Damian Lillard

I want to have hit records, but I’m not searching to say, ‘All right, I need this to be in the club. I need this, that.’ I’m just making quality music.

Damian Lillard

When you listen to my music, you’re going to know that you’re getting the real me, my real thoughts and feelings… I want people to be like, ‘Oh, he’s fresh out with his music for it to be this good.’

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’m rapping, I’m hooping, I’m on a max-contract, I got a big shoe deal. Everything is good now. So of course, the support is going to be there, the love is going to be there, but what’s going to happen when it changes or when I’m on the back-end of my career or when I ain’t on TV all the time?

Damian Lillard

With Biggie, I thought his flow and his swag was better than Tupac’s, but I thought Tupac’s passion and ability to relate to the average person was better than Biggie, and I thought Nas was kind of like both, with a lot substance going but a lot of swag.

Damian Lillard

I grew up a Warriors fan.

Damian Lillard

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

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

I like ‘1989,’ the whole album. ‘Welcome to New York,’ ‘Blank Space,’ ‘Bad Blood’ – all of 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’ve never had issues with stardom.

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

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