Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/2012 02:40:00 PM | Posted by James Bucklin | Edit Post
Could the first win for the Washington Wizards have only been because the opposing starting point guard was freaked out in their city? Portland Trailblazer rookie Damian Lillard apparently has a slight phobia towards statues. Maybe it was the extra nerves (Lillard went 6-for-21) that allowed the Wiz to pick up their first win Wednesday night 84-82 over Lillard's Blazers. The first-year phenom shared his fear in a tweet while in D.C.
Odd phobia, huh? But don't get confused as some tweeters seemed to in their responses to Lillard's tweet. Damian wanted to make it very clear that it's not just any statue that he fears. So if his career goes extremely well in Portland he should be fine with them building one of him outside of the Rose Garden. People's responses led to this further tweet by Lillard.
Duh... Don't you people know anything about statue fears? It's only historic statues that give Lillard the heebie-jeebies. Why don't you accrue some facts before you go jumping to conclusions. Now, it's the Boston Celtics up next for the Blazers so if I were Lillard I wouldn't go walking around those historic streets. Statues everywhere.
Later Lillard took extra offense to some of the word usage going around regarding the previous tweets. Poeple seemed to take quite an interest in the fantastic fear but apparently the word "terrified" was used which Lillard did not appreciate in any way, shape or form.
They sure do, Damian. Especially batons in the Olympics, but those are the rules. No folks, do not say that Damian Lillard is "terrified" of statues. Just a moderate and controllable fear. Hopefully if one is built of him some day it won't be too historic for him to attend the ceremonies.