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Damian Lillard talks his fear of historic statues (and other stuff)

Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Oklahma City won 103-83. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Your soon-to-be NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard was on NBC Sports Network’s The Crossover Tuesday (with Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs, you’ll be able to tell them apart in the video) to talk about his one great weakness — a fear of historical statues. Seriously. Which is odd and interesting but difficult to use against him in games. (Insert your own “Kurt Thomas is a historic statue” joke here.)

Also he talks about why he tweets rap lyrics. Oh, and a little hoops. Plus his to-be-praised involvement in an anti-bullying campaign.

Lillard is a good guy, a good fit in the Portland community. He’s a good sport in this interview, too.