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Damian Lillard knew he became a meme right after hitting game-winner over Thunder

Damian Lillard, Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has a picture on the wall at his house of his face which became a meme following his game-winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2019 playoffs.

What’s funny is that Lillard knew he became a meme right after hitting the shot and looking into the camera:

“I did laugh. I laughed because the moment that it happened, I knew it was going to be a meme,” Lillard told Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles on The Knuckleheads Podcast (h/t NBC Northwest).

“Because I didn’t even mean to make that face. When I was in the pile, I looked up and the camera was just right there in my face, so I just kind of stared into the camera. But, it wasn’t even on purpose, though. They just caught my face when it was like that.”

In case you forgot what picture we’re talking about, here’s a friendly reminder:

Damian Lillard scored 50 points in Game 5 against the Thunder and sent OKC home with that epic walk-off 3-pointer which was from nearly half court.

The Blazers superstar now has two walk-off shots on his postseason résumé. The first one, of course, was against the Houston Rockets in the 2014 playoffs.

Lillard signed a five-year, $196 million maximum contract extension with the Blazers this past summer. The All-Star wants to retire in Portland and has no interest in forming a superteam elsewhere.

Lillard is the second-leading scorer in Blazers franchise history. He’s currently behind Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.

Dame has appeared in 56 games for the Blazers this season. He’s averaging 29.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 89.1 percent from the free-throw line.

The Blazers are only 28-36 on the season, ninth place in the West. They have work to do if they want to make the postseason.