NBA Star Damian Lillard Loved Baltimore Ravens’ Amazing Win Over Kansas City Chiefs

Published 09/20/2021, 9:35 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Gold medal match – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Damian Lillard of the United States reacts REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He plays for the Portland Trailblazers. Off the basketball pitch, his interests lie in rap music, hip hop and he also owns a signature shoe line. His interests also lie in the NFL which was thoroughly evident last night on Twitter.

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The Baltimore Ravens faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs in a pulsating encounter with the former emerging victorious. During the course of this match, the former NBA rookie of the year took to Twitter to let his thoughts know about the match.

Sep 19, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) leads the offense in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard had thoroughly enjoyed the Ravens victory

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With 1:20 remaining, the Ravens got to 4th-and-1 from their own 43 after Lamar Jackson’s touchdown flip and a Clyde Edwards-Helaire fumble gave them the ball back. If they were stopped, Mahomes had plenty of time to get the ball back and get within field goal range. If they punted, Mahomes would get the ball, presumably pretty far away.

This was a crucial decision to make and the Ravens head coach asked his star quarterback Lamar Jackson if he wanted to take the risk of letting Mahomes get the ball. Their conversation was recorded and went viral on social media. Reacting to this, Damian Lillard tweeted, “Harbaugh literally said “Lamar! You wanna go for this?” Lol

 

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Lamar Jackson decided to take the risk and it paid off in the best manner the Ravens could’ve hoped for.  The risky move helped Jackson get the winning points for the Ravens, thus ending his winless streak against Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City Chiefs.

Earlier in the match, the Chiefs were leading by 11 points, thanks to brilliant performances by Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. But things changed in the last quarter when the Ravens mounted a spirited comeback. Their determination and desire in the final quarter helped them clinch the victory against the Chiefs. The final scorecard was Baltimore Ravens 36-35 KC Chiefs

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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