Even the world’s Lillard becomes infinitely smaller in front of the needle.

Damian Lillard scored 71 points, including 13 3-pointers, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the NBA 2022-2023 season Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets game held at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, USA on the 27th (Korean time), and the team’s 131 -114 led to victory.토토사이트

On this day, Lillard set new records. He set the record for most points scored in a single game in both individual and team history. He was also named the eighth player in NBA history to score 70 or more points.

After Lillard’s historic performance, ESPN reported that “Lillard has been drug tested.” The NBA conducts random drug tests four times during the season and two times in the offseason.

Usually, it is a rule that drug testing is conducted only for those designated by the secretariat before the game, but recently, players who have shown a special performance in a game are also subjected to drug testing. Cleveland’s Donoman Mitchell also underwent a drug test after recording a record 71 points against the Chicago Bulls on January 3.

Lillard reacted dissatisfied with the sudden and unannounced drug test. The reason he expressed his dissatisfaction was none other than the fear of needles.

Lillard said, “When I heard that there was a drug test after the game, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I didn’t like it,” he said.

He continued, “I have a lot of tattoos on my body. But when I get a tattoo and when I get an injection, it’s a different feeling. When a needle pierces my skin, that feeling is very strange, and I feel like I’m losing my strength.”

On the other hand, Lillard’s phenomenal performance was also praised by his fellow NBA players.

Portland coach Chauncey Billups applauded, saying, “It was a really great performance. It was like watching a work of art. It was just amazing.”

Previous record holder Mitchell also congratulated Lillard on his achievement through social media. Mitchell laughed, “When Lillard tied my record, I got a call from her mom. She said she said you have to score 72 now.”

In addition, many superstars such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant expressed surprise at Lillard’s performance.

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