Damian Lillard took a quick two-day trip to Sydney, Australia earlier this week as Adidas’ Global Ambassador.
In his limited time in Sydney, Lillard sat down to do an interview with news.com.au to talk Olympics, his music, filming Space Jam 2 and more.
After NBA stars, including Lillard, pulled out of the recent FIBA World Cup this summer, people are now focused on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In his recent interview, Lillard confirmed he does want to play for Team USA for the 2020 Olympics.
“I plan of being a part of that. I plan on playing,” Lillard said.
Team USA is one of eight teams that have already qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The remaining four teams will earn berths during qualifying tournaments in July.
Lillard now joins Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green who have pledged to represent Team USA already, along with Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.
One thing is for sure – it’s a good thing the Olympics weren’t this summer.
Lillard has had busy offseason.
The 29-year-old had been filming alongside LeBron James for Space Jam 2 earlier this summer.
Lillard couldn’t give away any spoilers for Space Jam 2, but he is happy with the end result.
“I think people are really going to enjoy it… I’m proud of it, I can say that,” Lillard said.
The Trail Blazers All-Star point guard also released his third rap album.
Dame D.O.L.L.A. has continued to make a name for himself in the music industry.
Lillard has always been interested in pursing a rap career.
“When I made it to the NBA I just continued to do it and the platform I have as a player just shined a light on the music and it’s taken off now,” Lillard said.
“It’s real music,” Lillard added while mentioning how he is blessed to have worked with artists such as Lil Wayne.
“It’s pretty cool, I work with Wayne on all my albums. Just having him as a mainstay on all my albums is pretty cool, it’s been a pleasure and an honor because he’s one of the best to ever do it,” Lillard said.
“A lot of mainstream artists can’t get him on, so the fact he does it for me is a blessing.”