Blazers' Damian Lillard Says He'll Set Up Recording Studio in Room in Orlando

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) brings the ball up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said Tuesday he's planning to set up a makeshift recording studio inside the NBA bubble when the 2019-20 season resumes at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida. 

Lillard discussed his plans with Stadium's Shams Charania:

Stadium @Stadium

Portland star @Dame_Lillard told our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania he is setting up his recording studio in his room in the Orlando bubble. https://t.co/chtXOYmZLO

The 29-year-old California native has released three albums—The Letter O, Confirmed and Big D.O.L.L.A.—under his stage name, Dame D.O.L.L.A., and founded his own label, Front Page Music.

He released his latest single, GOAT Spirit, featuring Raphael Saadiq on June 12. It included a reference to NBA legend Michael Jordan.

"I get in my truest form when I'm feeling spunky/ Hit my line, I be coming through in the clutch like/ 23 in his prime and they couldn't touch Mike," Lillard raps.

Here's the full music video (warning: contains profanity):

Meanwhile, Lillard was announced as one of three cover athletes for the NBA 2K21 video game Tuesday as his personal brand continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

Being on the cover of @nba2k is a dream come true. I've been playing 2K since the Dreamcast days! Hyped to be the #NBA2K21 Current Gen Cover Athlete. #YKWTII #DameTime ⌚ 🎮 https://t.co/d1bPKTm0je

The Blazers were one of 22 NBA teams included in the league's restart plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Play is scheduled to resume July 30 with a shortened eight-game finish to the regular season followed by possible play-in tournaments for the final playoff berths and a standard postseason.

Portland trails the Memphis Grizzlies by 3.5 games for the eighth seed in the Western Conference heading into the resumption of play, which was halted March 11.