Video: Blazers G Damian Lillard Visits TNT's "Inside The NBA"

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard joined Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on the set of TNT's "Inside The NBA" on Wednesday night.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard joined Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on the set of TNT's "Inside The NBA" on Wednesday night.

Lillard also stopped by the NBA TV set for an interview before Wednesday night's games. Here's video and a transcript of that appearance.

Here's the full video of the TNT segment via YouTube user firstandskol. Lillard answered a few questions before walking through a pick-and-roll situation. A few quotes are below.

A few choice quotes...

"First of all, you're smaller than I thought you were. You look bigger on television, which is a compliment. You play bigger." -- Charles Barkley

"I got a chance to mature as a person and as a player. When I went to Weber State, I wasn't an NBA player." -- Damian Lillard on playing four years in college.

"Chris Paul. How he controls the game. He uses his eyes so well. He looked me off so many times." -- Lillard on who was his toughest match-up this season.

Throughout the interview, Lillard appeared nervous, shifting his weight back and forth. He offered this explanation on Twitter.

Many thanks to @CJZero

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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