By CSNNW.com Staff:
Blazers PG Damian Lillard had a nice surprise for his mom yesterday. On Lillard's facebook page he posted "Surprised my beautiful mother for her birthday..." with a picture of her brand new ride. Well played Damian, well played.
After Blazers practice, Chris Haynes had the opportunity to talk with the franchise point guard about how the surprise all went down. In such a humble fashion, Lillard talks about how he picked up on things his mom had mentioned years ago, and that buying this car with one of his first NBA paychecks was more than a month in the making. Wrapped up in a big red bow, Damian says that these opportunities are special for him, since he can provide for his family. "These type of moments make me happy that I'm in the NBA and can do stuff like that for her." Chris talks with Damian about growing up with not the greatest amount a cash flow, and then using this opportunity to help his family, especially his mom, who sacrificed a whole lot for her son. "Growing up, I always knew I wanted to play in the league. And the financial part of it... I'm more happy to have that for my family than probably for myself."
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