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Damian Lillard joins Oscar Robertson in rare NBA air

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We all know how good Damian Lillard is by now. 

He is, without question, one of the best Trail Blazers players of all time. 

On Wednesday, he proved it once again.

First off, he hit a three early in the game to pass Jason Kidd for 10th all-time on the NBA's career made three-pointers list. That was impressive in and of itself, but he wasn't done yet. 

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Lillard came into Wednesday's game with 1,492 points and 398 assists on the season. Eight more points and two assists  would put him in rarified air.

Well, he got that and more. Lillard ended the night with 22 points and five assists, reaching 1,500 points and 400 assists in a season for the ninth time in his nine seasons in the NBA.

The feat seems special by itself, but a look at NBA history shows that what Lillard accomplished on Wednesday is something very, very rare. 

In fact, only two players in NBA history have reached the 1,500/400 mark in each of their first nine seasons: Oscar Robertson and Damian Lillard. 

Any time your name can be mentioned in the same breath as Roberston, it's special. To be the only player mentioned next to him, now that is incredible. 

 

At this point, there is nothing Lillard does that surprises us anymore. He is one of the best to ever play the game.