Damian Lillard will ruin you. Whether you're stuck in an MC cypher or forced to D up on him in the closing moments of a postseason game, the Trail Blazers' infamous No. 0 is lethal -- and no moment reiterated this theory in more crystalline fashion than a certain one that took place exactly a year ago. Do you remember? Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder remember.
Oh, and he dropped 50.
In their Western Conference first-round series, the Blazers were in command. Up 3-1 in the series against on the Thunder and playing at home, you'd have been crazy to expect them to let this thing slip through their fingers -- but the way Dame took care of business just oozes with swagger.
They don't call him Logo Lillard for nothing, but this wasn't just a bomb. It was a contested bomb with a hand in his face belonging to the one and only PG13, one of the very best defensive players in all of basketball. It was just too perfect, right down to condescendingly waving goodbye to his foes and that cold-as-ice staredown to the TNT cameras as he emerged from a pile of teammates like some kind of dagger-dealing Mona Lisa.
Is basketball back yet?