May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) walks off the court after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard paid $250K bonus for making All-NBA team


By making the All-NBA third team, announced earlier today by the NBA, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will pocket a hefty bonus of $250K for his accomplishment.

From Comcast Sports-Net:

For making an All-NBA Team on his rookie contract, Damian Lillard shall receive a $250,000 bonus from adidas for his troubles, CSNNW.com is informed. The kid is bringing in the dough.

Whether you’re a fan of him, Damian Lillard has achieved a lot this season. Averaging 21 points, 3.5 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game, the 23-year-old point guard found himself on what appears to be the first All-Star appearance of his career, landed a contract extension with Adidas worth ~$100 million over the next 10 years, was a key piece in leading his Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Playoffs, hit the game-winning shot to end the Houston Rockets playoffs, catapulting his Blazers to the second round of the playoffs, territory the Blazers haven’t entered since the 1999-2000 season, and has now landed himself on the All-NBA team.

And despite his age, Lillard has only played in the NBA for two seasons. Going unnoticed in college, many pundits didn’t expect this kind of play from the Weber State product that was selected sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. But since his rookie season, Lillard has continued to show he belongs in the NBA.

With the team around him steadily improving, Lillard’s game will be put on spotlight going forward. After two excellent seasons, fans will expect Lillard to keep up this type of play throughout the remainder of his career.

The sky is the limit for this kid.

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