Damian Lillard’s NBA2K21 Cover Proves His Snub Days Are Long Gone

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

NBA fans chimed in with signs of respect and offered some of their own tribute covers. 

Some fans thought other players were more deserving of the cover. 


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. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.