DeeJay Dallas knows what time it is.
With the Seattle Seahawks trailing by 17 points in the third quarter of Sunday’s game vs. the Buffalo Bills, the rookie running back knew his team was in desperate need of a score.
That’s when Dallas found a hole in the Bills defense to run through a four-yard touchdown in his second start as a Seahawk. Moments after his score, Dallas began celebrating by putting out his left arm and tapping on his wrist.
Where have we seen that before? Perhaps Dallas was wearing his imaginary clutch watch and tapping in Damian Lillard fashion?
For those who need a refresher on the birth of the iconic “Lillard Time,” celebration, the signature moment came when the silent assist hit an improbable three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to send Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder packing in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs in April 2019.
As the clock ticked down and the score tied, Portland’s All-Star point guard released the shot with less than two seconds remaining, and it rattled in as the clock went to 0.
Lillard tapped his wrist and said the words, "You know what time it is," after his 50-point performance.
"I was just pointing to the watch," Lillard said after one of the most memorable shots in Trail Blazers history. "That was Lillard Time. That's the first time anybody has ever seen that. I was just feeling myself a little bit at the moment."
Maybe DeeJay Dallas was channeling his inner Lillard Time, or maybe he was just feeling himself a little bit at the moment. Either way, we approve.