Rookie Damian Lillard Is Afraid of Statues, but Only the Historical Variety

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 28, 2012

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If you want to stop the red-hot Damian Lillard, forget the double-team. You might consider setting a statue of Benjamin Franklin in front of him. 

Business Insider spotted some hilarious tweets from the Portland Trail Blazers rookie who is averaging a shade over 19 points this season. 

It seems he has a rather bizarre fear, but we will go ahead and let him tell you all about it. 

The good news is Lillard loves Washington, but you guys may have too many damn statues:

I like DC. I wana come back and visit the memorialseven though I'm scared of statues

— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) November 28, 2012

Well, it's not so much statues as it is statues that also have historical significance:

People I'm only scared of historic statues. Abraham Lincoln , MLK, etc . Had a bad experience at the wax museum lmao

— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) November 28, 2012

This is just too good. 

There is no way of knowing where the line is that separates a perfectly fine statue Lillard can tolerate and one that would make him uneasy. 

Lincoln, MLK and the like are all a no-go. What about Ronald Reagan or a statue of legendary crime detective Scooby-Doo? 

Do they have to be deceased? Or will he get a little scared of a statue of Daniel Day-Lewis dressed as Lincoln? I have a ton of questions. 

As the report reminds us, Chiefs safety Eric Berry is extremely afraid of horses and John Wall can't stand needles

Hell, my brother is afraid of anyone in costume. From Ferengi to Disneyland characters, he can't stand them. 

Sound off with your own peculiar fears. As for me, I still get weirded out anytime Rick Reilly speaks, so there's that. 


Head over to Twitter, where things are less scary.