“Her Chin Was Trippin”: Viral “March Sadness” Video Sends 7x All-Star Damian Lillard And Thousand Others Into a Frenzy

Published 03/17/2023, 1:24 AM EDT

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The NCAA tournament set the stage for March Madness in February with a wild regular season-ending. March is the month of heartbreaks considering the disappointing losses in clutch knockout games. One such heartbreak was witnessed in the game between Missouri Tigers and Utah State Aggies. The reaction of a cheerleader who witnessed her team suffer a season-ending loss has caught the attention of the NBA world.

Moreover, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard’s comment on the reaction video of the cheerleader continues to go viral. This latest installment in an already crazy March Madness has taken the world by storm and the upsets will only increase as the tournament enters the later stages.

Damian Lillard found the funny side


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March Madness has never failed to entertain basketball fans. The teams manage to put on nail-biting games for their fans along with a few heartbreaking losses. The Utah Aggies and Missouri Tigers yet again delivered an edge-of-the-seat thriller today. In the first round of the playoffs, the Tigers outplayed the Aggies in the second half to send them home with a 76-65 win. The Utah team’s record of 26-9 went in vain after their season-ending loss today.

A cheerleader from Utah State could not control her tears after her team suffered a huge loss. However, the hilarious movement of her chin took over the sorrow on her face as fans continue to comment on it. The 7x All-Star from Portland, Damian Lillard, who might face a similar situation soon in the NBA, reacted to the video of the cheerleader tearing up. 

The 6’2 guard mentioned in an Instagram post, “Her chin was trippin” making jokes about the cheerleader. Along with Lillard, a few fans trolled the cheerleader in the comments of the Instagram post that reported her video. Here are some of the fans’ reactions to the video:

“You know it’s real when your chin starts tweaking fr”

“once that chin start twerkin its over”

“The lip quiver…girl it’ll be alright.”

“This meme is about to GO CRAZY”

“She need a hug, IMMEDIATELY”


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“it’s tough out here fr”

A look into the tight ending for Portland Trail Blazers

Considering the Trail Blazers’ position in the Western Conference, there is a high chance the team might upset their fans. Standing as the 13th seed with a record of 31-38, the Blazers are three spots away from making it to the play-in tournament.


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Moreover, even with Damian Lillard averaging 32.3 points and 7.3 points, the Blazers have not been able to bag wins throughout the season. Considering their current four-game losing streak, they might not even make it to the play-in tournament. Do you think they can make it to the postseason? Share in the comments below.



Rohan Dharmalingam

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Rohan Dharmalingam is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Rohan has been following the NBA for eight years now, after the sorcery of Stephen Curry from beyond the arc made him fall in love with the sport. He likes delving deeper into the nitty-gritty of the league by following the analyses of NBA commentators like JJ Reddick and Shams Charania.

Edited By: Pragya Vashisth