Video: Damian Lillard shows off his hilarious workout regimen
After seemingly spending the summer focusing on his music and enjoying his time off the court, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has finally revealed his workout regimen.
The three-time All-Star posted a one-minute video where he was initially seen wearing a cape and a mask. His apparent routine included dribbling one-handed while swatting away balls using a toy racket. Moreover, he dribbled through cones while his trainer fired nerf gun pellets at him.
When you don’t post your workouts that means they never happened 🤷🏽♂️ … so here’s what y’all love to see pic.twitter.com/wOhsy2irNN
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 15, 2018
A few days ago, Lillard clapped back at a Houston Rockets fan who questioned the Blazers guard for not hitting the gym in the offseason to work on his game, since there hasn’t been any footage of his workout reps on social media. The former Rookie of the Year claimed that he doesn’t need a camera crew during his workout sessions. Dame just trolled him even further with this obvious parody of a workout video.
My workouts don’t require a camera crew https://t.co/lHzIQ7fMd5
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 12, 2018
Clips of NBA players playing pick-up ball and working out together have become the norm for the NBA offseason. Lillard’s running backcourt mate C.J. McCollum was seen in scrimmages with the likes of Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony while starting center Jusuf Nurkic also shared his individual routines.
Appearing to be absent from all this workout footage frenzy was Lillard, who was seen making strides in his part-time rap career. Social media has given people the notion that players who don’t post footage of their routines don’t work on their craft during the summer. But to Lillard’s point, just because it wasn’t publicized, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
The 6-foot-3 guard out of Weber State is probably getting heat for appearing to be working out very rarely, especially after a sub-par showing in last year’s playoffs. The Blazers were swept in the first round by the Anthony Davis-led New Orleans Pelicans.
He and the Blazers look to bounce back from a disappointing post-season run as they set to open their 2018-19 campaign on October 18 against LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers.