In the latest episode of Cardi B’s Facebook Watch series “Cardi Tries,” Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard coaches the rapper in how to play basketball. While Cardi anticipated difficulties due to the length of her nails and her lack of athleticism, she recognized after a few drills with Lillard and several young athletes that the sport is more difficult than it appears. In the video, the left-handed Cardi learns to dribble, bounce pass, pass behind the back, and shoot a layup before playing HOOP (HORSE).
Along the way, Cardi B makes a young friend, who tries to coach and console the rapper when Lillard ends their game of HOOP by draining a half-court shot. In the end, Cardi states that she’ll be Lillard’s cheerleader but basketball is not for her.
The video demonstrates Lillard’s innate ability to coach and encourage others, while he also displays a great deal of patience in teaching Cardi to hoop. It remains to be seen whether or not Cardi is a Blazers fan.