Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  20 responses

LeBron James Calls Damian Lillard the Rookie of the Year

The Miami Heat are in Portland to take on the Blazers tonight in a nationally-televised affair. According to LeBron James, Damian Lillard is the clear-cut favorite to win the NBA’s top rookie award. Per the Oregonian: “The game against the Heat starts the first of four grueling tests for the Blazers, whose next four opponents have a combined record of 91-45. Thursday’s game will be the second of a six-game road trip for Miami, which lost 87-77 in Indiana Tuesday. After a long, and physical practice Wednesday, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra talked about what he’s seen from this young Blazers team and what he likes about point guard Damian Lillard, while LeBron James dubbed Lillard the Rookie of the Year. ‘He’s never out of his comfort zone,’ James said of Lillard Wednesday. ‘He’s never too fast; he’s never too slow. He plays in his own lane.’”

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  • JML-G

    the King is right

  • Nick

    Everybody calls Damian Lillard the rookie of the year.

  • Redd

    So does everyone else, the kids good & he wears Derrick Rose’s sneaks so I’ma fan.

  • roscoe

    mario is wondering why bron bron never says anything nice about his top 10 pg skills

  • zogs19994


  • Redd

    Relax ya caps lock moron & read a bit better why don’t you.

  • Tempest

    zogs you’re a drongo do us all a favour and STFU

  • fruizm

    the only idiot in the SLAM family is you ZOGS!

  • Max

    + The Seed + The Shock Exchange + …

  • Guest

    Is the Miami don’t have rookie this year?

  • Death Kid

    are the Miami don’t have rookie this year?

  • spit hot fiyah

    offensive rookie of the year no doubt, mkg and the brow will give him a run for his money, they are having some really good all around seasons

  • zogs19994

    “he wears Derrick Rose’s sneaks so I’ma fan.”

  • Redd

    “the kids good &..”

    Now shut up you caps lock idiot.

  • Lil_Stratboy

    you really are an idiot
    Lillard > DRose
    Wearing DRose’s doesn’t rank him under DRose

  • Redd

    Moron lol

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    maaaaaan, i told all of ya’ll lillard was gnna be ROY

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  • Mars

    Alexey Shved, and Waiters been balling too now. Beal should probably trump Lillard though because 1) he’s 19 2) The Wizards stink 3) Portland was established before Lillard got there