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Damian Lillard Announced as the Cover Athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 2015

Blazer fans will see a familiar face on the 2015 release of EA Sports NBA Live video game. Damian Lillard was announced as this year's cover athlete adding to his recent national exposure.

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Damian Lillard announced via his instagram account that he will be the cover athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 15. He writes:

So thankful for being named the @EASportsInsider#NBALIVE15 cover athlete. I've been playing the game since the 16-bit days, so you know this is a dream come true! Hard work has led to so many great things for me and I'm not even close to satisfied.

In conjunction, EA Sports released a highlight video with behind the scenes footage of Lillard. This is the latest development in Lillard's rise as a national icon including a recent cameo in an ad for Madden 15.

It has been an up and down week for Lillard who was cut from the USA Basketball Men's National Team last Friday. Read Dave's analysis of these recent events including the fallout from the Lillard cut and whether his play justifies all the national attention.

Hat tip to thankyouforblaze for getting there first in the fanshots.