“That’s Far as Sh*t”: Damian Lillard Couldn’t Believe How Far His 2019 Winner Was

Published 08/25/2021, 12:35 PM EDT
PORTLAND, OR – MAY 5: Damian Lillard (0) of the Portland Trail Blazers flexes after hitting a three while being fouled by Will Barton (5) of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers game four of their second round NBA playoff series at the Moda Center in Portland. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been with the franchise since 2012. Lillard won the Rookie of the Year in his rookie season. However, the Trail Blazers failed to reach the playoffs that season. But from next season, Portland Trail Blazers have qualified for the playoffs every season. Lillard has played an important role in their incredible run.

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Mar 16, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most iconic moments of Damian Lillard’s career is his buzzer-beater, series winner 3-pointer against the Thunders in the 2018-19 NBA playoffs. The buzzer-beater eliminated the Thunder from the playoffs in five games. The score read 115-115 in the fifth game of the series with just 7 seconds left on the clock. Lillard waited for 6 seconds and took a step back and attempted a long 3-pointer from 37 yards. The ball went in and sent the Thunder home as Portland Trail Blazers won the series 4-1. During a recent Bio-Freeze commercial, Lillard couldn’t believe how far his series winner was.

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Damian Lillard couldn’t believe how far his series winner was

During the Bio-Freeze commercial, Damian Lillard was surprised at how long his 2019 game and series winner against the Thunder was. Damian Lillard is seen recreating the 37-yard shot in the commercial.

“That’s far as sh*t,” Lillard says after recreating the 37-yard shot.

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The winner against the Thunder meant that Lillard finished the game with 50 points, his playoff career-high. He also scored ten three-pointers in the process, a franchise record. He was in top form in the 2018-19 playoffs. After sending the Thunder home, Lillard proved to be decisive against Denver Nuggets in the conference semi-finals as well. He scored 32 points in the sixth game to tie the series 3-3 for the Trail Blazers. Lillard scored 13 points in the ultimate game of the series against the Denver Nuggets. Portland Trail Blazers won the final game of the series to advance to the conference final faceoff against the Golden State Warriors.

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Portland Trail Blazers lost their first game of the seven-game series against the Golden State Warriors. Lillard separated his ribs during the second game of the series, which the Trail Blazers lost as well. However, Lillard played the entire series through pain. But Portland lost the series in four straight games against the Warriors and it ended their fairytale run.

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