Once known as the most underrated and All-Star snubbed superstar in the NBA, Dame Lillard’s popularity is at an all-time high and he’s finally smelling his roses as it was revealed that the Portland Trailblazers guard is the face of NBA 2K21
Pre-orders begin July 2nd pic.twitter.com/xuw20MX41b
— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) June 30, 2020
NBA fans chimed in with signs of respect and offered some of their own tribute covers.
Started from the bottom now we're here pic.twitter.com/Xr2GdY9UDo
— Henri Katila (@KatilaHenri) June 30, 2020
— Trey (@treblair_) June 30, 2020
Some fans thought other players were more deserving of the cover.
So Russ is a former MVP, just got done averaging a triple-dub for 3 straight seasons, and is on a winning Playoff caliber team, and Dame gets the cover…😐
— Roman Lopez (@__roMaNce__x) June 30, 2020
I doubt Lillard’s concerned with that. This cover is more confirmation that he deserves to be recognized among the greats of the game.
Not long ago, Lilllard was frustrated by what he perceived as All-Star starter snubs in 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018.
One huge playoff shot and several rap albums later and Dame D.O.L.L.A. is finally sitting at the table with the big boys.