Yesterday, Kobe Bryant had a memorable performance against the Portland Trail Blazers with 47 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals, which led to the Los Angeles Lakers' 113-106 victory. However, Kobe's incredible stat line overshadowed the incredible game by rookie Damian Lillard, who put together a nice 38 points and 9 assists.
Today, Lillard called into the Dan Patrick Show where he talked about his "welcome to the NBA moment."
I think our last game in LA was probably the time where I had that because it was a pretty close game and I scored a few buckets and the crowd was into it, Kobe was killin’, and he went to the free throw line and they needed those free throws. I told him, I said, “Kobe, I just need you to miss one,” and he just kind of ignored me and just stayed focus and he went and made both free throws. And then there was a timeout and I remember walking back on the floor and he walked past me, and he tapped me on the back and said, “This isn’t my first rodeo, rook.”
Check out the interview in its entirety below.
[via Beyond The Buzzer]