Damian Lillard’s Entourage Allegedly Beat Up Brothers Over Cell Phone Pic.
Before I get to the alleged incident, why is a guy taking a photo of another man coming out of the club? This whole thing could have been avoided if men stop acting like male groupies when they see an athlete.
Damian Lillard is very good player, great rookie season, but why would a man need to have a pic him in his cell phone? Here is what the brothers had to say.
“So I took a picture. And so Damian Lillard was upset that I took his picture, so when he turned around he’s like, “Did you just take my picture?!” said the brother.
“And his entourage just turned around too and they’re like ‘did you just take a picture of Damian Lillard?’ And I was like –and I said ‘Yeah, I did.’ And so I saw that he was clearly upset, they were upset and I was like, ‘Can I apologize to him? Like I’ll go up right now and apologize to him,’” the brother said.
Within minutes, he says the discussion became an all-out fight which did not involve Lillard but did involve others that the brothers believe were part of Lillard’s group.
When the second brother stepped in to help his brother, he says he was punched and kicked repeatedly, enough to break his nose and require stitches in his lip.
“Damian Lillard basically instigated it because he actually looked like he was going to go up to my brother and start fighting him. And since he did that, the rest of the guys started getting riled up too and like they thought it was okay to just start fighting out of nowhere,” said the second brother.
Lillard was smart enough not to throw any punches himself and isn’t considered a suspect by the Portland Police. As far as the brothers’ story, it is plausible, so one thing Lillard needs to understand, is the bigger the entourage, the more likely these things might happen.
It is never the yes men than are in the headlines of the story, it will always be Lillard and his entourage, even if he just met them at the club five minutes.
Part of being a star is understanding to keep your circle tight, to avoid this type of bad press.
For me personally, I'm a huge fan of basketball. If I see good player I'm a fan of or like, I'm liable to take a photo just because I'm that huge a fan of basketball in general. I'm sorry, but I am not a male groupie.
"This whole thing could have been avoided if men stop acting like male groupies when they see an athlete."
"but why would a man need to have a pic him in his cell phone?"
"I'm liable to take a photo"
I like how you attack people that take pictures of players then change your stance lol
Get over yourself Damian. This is the life you signed up for when you became an NBA player, the guy wasn't a sitting outside of your house taking pictures of you walking to the car. If you think that getting a huge group of people to beat up two guys is justifiable for someone taking your picture, then you're not very smart.
I really don't see the difference between taking a picture of a basketball player in an airport because you're a fan of basketball, than taking a picture of him from a distance in a club. They weren't trying to &$#%#&@! him. They didn't even meet him.
Lilliard has a ego now. Its part of the process. Its levels to this Ish
I don't get why taking a picture of a basketball player would make a person a groupie.
He's going to get into trouble eventually if all of this is true. Only so many fans you can mess with before one of them has a knife/gun. How often do we hear stories about a professional athlete's 'entourage' beating someone up? It's a chicken &$#%#&@! way to live for people that want to be bad asses.
if u click the link.. theres a video at the bottom... I just watched it and the fight was basically 15 guys vs 2 brothers... sounds pretty fair to me... I don't see whats the big deal over a picture.... but then again nearly every nba player has an ego so im not surprised by this
Damian Lillard is hood. He just pretends to be humble on camera.
Legal action should be taken as well, no one is above the law in this world and Lilliard should/could/would be sued if he was an instigator to an assault...
Funny thing about celebrity, they are made rich and famous by way of popularity and marketing, which is fully funded by the public through ticket sales, printed publications and overall internet traffic YET they hate the public and alienate their fans by acting like entitled little &$#%#&@!, and even funnier WE THE PEOPLE put up with it and allow them to act like this all the time
Lilliard is an awesome basketball player but a incident like this proves he's not a role model for the youth of the country, had he learned a lesson in humility and shown the ability to see what position he has been put in and the responsibilty it brings he wouldn't have reacted the way he did and this assault wouldn't have happened....
What is the point of having an entourage if you can't tell them to beat up somebody who took your picture in public?
Maybe this starts to explain why he was playing at Weber St and not UCLA?