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Lillard Set to Make All-Star Weekend History

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(Damian) Lillard will become the first player in NBA history to take part in five events during the All-Star festivities that run from Feb. 14-16: the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Friday night, then the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on what’s deemed State Farm Saturday night, and the All-Star game Sunday.

As has always been the for the little-known prospect out of Weber State who has done such big things since making that strong first impression in Chicago, he said he’s simply taking advantage of the opportunities that come his way.

“A lot of people don’t get the opportunity,” Lillard told USA TODAY Sports by phone.”So I just felt like it was something that had never been done, and I’m capable of doing all the things that need to be done in all the competitions, so I figured why not go out and be the first one to do everything and get that experience?”

via Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports

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