Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

The on the court rivalry between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook has written many chapters to the story over the years. 

From Russ kicking the ball out of Dame's hands, Russ constantly rocking the baby, to Dame waving bye to OKC last April. You can always expect fireworks when these two take the court against one another. 

The two did not disappoint on Wednesday. Westbrook started the game by rocking the baby, prompting Trail Blazers play-by-play announcer Kevin Calabro to drop a "He cradled the baby, but the baby burped off the window" when Westbrook missed a layup later in the game. 

This battle between Lillard and Westbrook came to a head early in the fourth quarter. Lillard picked up a foul while guarding Westbrook, sending the Rockets guard to the line. 

While at the line Westbrook could be heard on the broadcast yelling at Lillard, "You can't guard me." Lillard had some choice words to say back, and the two kept going at it until they were handed double technicals. 

Fortunately for Blazers fans, Lillard got the last laugh on this night with his team picking up the 117-107 win, with Lillard igniting the team down the stretch. If you love a good drama, you better mark your calendars. Westbrook and the Rockets will be at Moda Center on January 29th to surely write another chapter of this story. 


Just like all the matchups that have proceeded it, this one will be electric.