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Lillard Doing What He Loves With Short Summer Off

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After the Weber State Alumni Classic, Lillard spoke about his limited time off before the season starts.

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Following his appearance at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where he secured a gold medal in men’s basketball, Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard is not resting on his laurels. Recently, Lillard helped his alma mater put on the Weber State Basketball Alumni Classic, looking to have some fun in his short summer off. According to Brett Hein of the Standard-Examiner, that includes the release of Lillard’s new album alongside the Alumni Classic.

“I’m already not going to get much of a summer, so I might as well continue to do the things I want to do as well. Music is something that’s a passion of mine, and also coming back and being a part of this and not letting it get too far away from us,” Lillard said. “If we didn’t do it this year, now instead of two years, it’s three years. I didn’t want to miss that opportunity.

On being back in Ogden, Lillard was happy to be there.

“It’s always a pleasure to be back. I think everybody knows how much pride I take in being a Weber State Wildcat. Being able to put this event together is important to not just me, but all the alumni and everybody who was able to be part of it. It’s always a great time getting together with the guys.”

According to Hein, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little were in the stands to watch Lillard play.