Portland Trailblazers star Damian Lillard celebrates his birthday in the NBA bubble by releasing a new track.
While the restart is drawing near, Damian Lillard a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A. has been actively teasing new music this year. In addition, he showed off his hotel room studio setup from the Orlando Bubble via Instagram.
Over the weekend, the Blazers point guard announced his released song called “Home Team” that featured The Homie Dreebo and produced by Nonstop Da Hitman.
It looks like he’s been making noise as well in the rap scene, aside from preparing for the NBA restart. As per NBC Sports, there’s also going to be a new mixtape from Lillard where he will have a song featuring Shaquille O’Neal.
A song about family, friends, and loyalty
In a Blazers’ Zoom conference call last week, Damian Lillard said that “Home Team” was one of his most favorite songs that he has written since it circles his family, per NBC Sports.
In addition, the NBA star also dropped a music video on YouTube over the weekend wherein he showed his closest friends as well as his family members’ careers.
As his song goes, “I don’t worry about the fame, I just play the game,” we see in the music video that he truly values his family. At the end of the video, he shows photographs of his friends and family as well as paying respects to his cousin and personal chef, Brandon Johnson.
Lillard’s birthday wish is pushing for the playoffs
Aside from his underrated music career rising, Damian Lillard is still focused on winning a championship. He gave a pretty straightforward birthday speech with his teammates on his birthday.
ESPN notes that he only had one birthday wish which was not to waste time and he doesn’t want his teammates to make up an excuse that they haven’t played in months and put in the work as he added:
“I just wanted to make sure we understood this is a great opportunity for us to come out and make a push for the playoffs. Everybody’s basically starting from scratch.”
The Portland Trailblazers are currently in the 9th seed in the Western Conference. If they managed to go up the ladder and secure at least the 8th seed, they might be able to face LeBron James and the Lakers squad in the playoffs.
Unless the New Orleans Pelicans become an underdog with or without Zion Williamson, then Portland may have a shot in getting in the playoffs. Aside from New Orleans, they also have the Memphis Grizzlies to worry about since they are currently on the 8th seed.
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