All-Star 2014: Damian Lillard to participate in ALL events


Damian Lillard is set to become the first player ever to participate in every single event during All-Star weekend.

Jan 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) attempts a free throw during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

High profile NBA players tend to prefer to use the All-Star weekend as a means to have some extra rest and enjoy the festivities, but not Lillard. Instead, the Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard will do something no one has ever done — take part in five different events in New Orleans.

This season, Lillard was selected by the coaches as a Western Conference All-Star, and he is obviously one of the best players participating in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. In 2013 Lillard won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, and will enter the competition again to defend his title. As if that wasn’t enough, Lillard accepted an invitation to the 3-point contest and will be part of the lineup that will throw down in the dunk contest as well.

It’s quite impressive that Lillard has committed to all these events, and he will certainly add a lot to each contest.

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