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Damian Lillard donated $100,000 to help Moda Center employees

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Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard contributed $100,000 to help Moda Center employees during the NBA hiatus.

The Blazers committed more than $1.4 million towards a COVID-19 relief effort. It included paying part-time Rose Quarter employees for nine postponed games.

The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

Lillard told Blazers reporters on Tuesday he hasn’t been tested for the coronavirus because he hasn’t had any symptoms, which is the smart move since tests are hard to come by and should be left for people who have COVID-19 symptoms.

How lucky are the Blazers to have Damian Lillard be the face of the franchise? Not only is Dame one of the best players in the NBA, but he’s a noble citizen and great role model for kids all across the world.

While NBA owners are hopeful to resume the 2019-20 season in the summer, it’s hard to say if that’s possible since the coronavirus continues to spread and more and more cities are going on lockdown.

Prior to the season getting suspended, Lillard was averaging 28.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 88.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Blazers were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings.