Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum talk playoff approach with Rachel Nichols | ESPN

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  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • Rachel Nichols sits down with the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum to talk about the Blazers' struggles in the playoffs, team injuries, Russell Westbrook, and how the Blazers will respond to all the adversity on the back of their superstar, Lillard.
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Comments • 254

  • Bill Windsor
    Bill Windsor 2 months ago

    Good for these guys - sincere, hard-working, and genuine. And resilient, especially when they talk about overcoming adversity to come back with a strong winning record in the NBA this year.

  • Geoff Weiss
    Geoff Weiss 3 months ago

    These 2 fuking suk!!

  • Geoff Weiss
    Geoff Weiss 4 months ago

    U 2z a couple a bitch ass chumps, ain't never won nuthin, ain't never gonna win nuthin, league is weak, so they tryna play y'all as stars, chump ass bitches.

  • Jean Richard Dukurikizeyezu

    Dame is a great leader!

  • Luka DIMITRIJEVIĆ
    Luka DIMITRIJEVIĆ 4 months ago +3

    Anyone watching after game 7?

  • Manual Drive - by J Mags

    Rip City!,,,

  • jkay07
    jkay07 4 months ago +2

    Rachel Nichols trying to become ESPN's Oprah. It seems like she leverages the player relationships she has via the jump to get some of these interviews.
    That and she's really good at this.

  • INSPECTORZAP
    INSPECTORZAP 4 months ago +1

    Damien Lillard 50 points. 37 ft game winner. Waves bye to the big mouth Westbrick.... EPIC!!

  • Prajwol Ghimire
    Prajwol Ghimire 4 months ago

    Realest In The Game

  • Headass NIGGA
    Headass NIGGA 4 months ago +2

    Leave a like if you watchers the full 26 mins like a loyal fan would 🔥🔥🔥

  • Seshadhri Subramanian
    Seshadhri Subramanian 4 months ago

    Vegas had portland winning by a slim margin I think.

  • jy Marvs
    jy Marvs 5 months ago

    Love the interview.. thanks espn

  • Mark Henry
    Mark Henry 5 months ago

    He went straight at Russ yday he finally came out of his shell yeah Dame Dolla

  • Landon Collier
    Landon Collier 5 months ago

    Go Blazers!!

  • LeftCoastStoCCton KiLLaFonia

    Ain’t gon front, I use to sleep on dame. Kyrie was always my fav pg of all time, never liked steph honestly cuzz he was used to being in the lime light. Dame on the other hand, was always overlooked in the league. Real underdog outta east Oakland ca. He never barked too loud just held it down, don’t get him fucc up tho, like that saying goes loudest nigga in the room is the weakest. Dame game is quiet. And that’s what I respect the most out of him and in my opinion makes him the best pg in the league. My starting 1 guard of alll time.

    • One Deep Savage
      One Deep Savage 3 months ago

      Ya Dame is dope asf..I feel u locc...but he aint the best pg in the fuccin league...not yet..

  • Achim Witcoustic
    Achim Witcoustic 5 months ago +10

    Two intelligent, humble guys. Hope they have a good run this year.

  • Jeffrey S. Green
    Jeffrey S. Green 5 months ago +1

    Bad ass duo right there. Need more national exposure like this.

  • steve mayala
    steve mayala 5 months ago +3

    Great interview...everything I wanted to know whether I knew it or not...bravo Rachel... After Stewart Scott ..you my guy ...pun intended

  • Rob Smith
    Rob Smith 5 months ago +1

    Blazers desperately need a 3rd scorer. Someone who can get a bucket in the post whenever needed. Dame & CJ rely too much on their jump shot

  • steve mayala
    steve mayala 5 months ago

    How do you not like these guys?

  • Locs
    Locs 5 months ago +40

    Thanks ESPN for talking about Portland ones a year

    • Marlon Ansale
      Marlon Ansale 4 months ago +1

      then talks about lebron all year hahahahahaha....

    • Bryden Bolsoy
      Bryden Bolsoy 4 months ago +2

      @cardsblues219 nah. They lost basically their whole team and were supposed to be rebuilding 3-4 years ago but same led them to the playoffs and has brought them there every year, getting past the first round in 1/3 of the years after the team breakup. Then this year Paul Allen died and jusuf and cj got injured and they still held onto the three seed

    • cardsblues219
      cardsblues219 5 months ago

      @Bryden Bolsoy they haven't been through anything and they haven't earned the right to be talked about. they need to advance first and win a series or two. all they are known for right now is getting swept by the pelicans.

    • Bryden Bolsoy
      Bryden Bolsoy 5 months ago +2

      @cardsblues219 any team that takes homecourt, heck, makes the playoffs, deserves to be talked about. Especially with what they been through

    • cardsblues219
      cardsblues219 5 months ago

      To be fair until Portland wins a series they don't deserve to be talked about.

  • Farrque Hussein
    Farrque Hussein 5 months ago

    Not again they did this shit last year and got swept.

  • jon mar
    jon mar 5 months ago +62

    Idk why another superstar wouldn't want to come and play wit these dudes. So humble so good. All they need. Is one more star. Like if kawhi or Ad came to Portland. Omg

    • Emperor Nick
      Emperor Nick 4 months ago +2

      Jonathan Marable talk to the god of a GM we have he’s blown so much fucking money and he still has to pay guys that aren’t on our team

  • Oscar et sa guitare
    Oscar et sa guitare 5 months ago +1

    « If a friend has a clothes brand or something I will buy it and I don’t want it for free! You have to support cause and things in order to reach success » CJ MCCollum #TrueChampionQuote

  • Forum | Solo
    Forum | Solo 5 months ago

    Man this reporter is fucken annoying

  • Nikola Radic
    Nikola Radic 5 months ago

    squinting bitch is back...with anoying fake laugh

  • Ray Ray
    Ray Ray 5 months ago +2

    ill smash Rachel!

  • Gerrard C
    Gerrard C 5 months ago +1

    I'm so glad my two favourite players are on the same team.

  • MaTTiTude
    MaTTiTude 5 months ago +1

    Excellent interview. Love these two together and how they get along watching each other's back. Hated the time when the media was talking about splitting these two up. Dame is an all-star, CJ needs to be on the all star team more.

  • Juniorii Jr
    Juniorii Jr 5 months ago +1

    @8:24-10:46 Is why I idolize Lillard and why I am a trailblazer fan...we don't have a team or a city of glitz and glamour but we are is UNITED and we are a TEAM #ripcity ❤🔥💯🏀🙏🏾 and shout out to CJ too..the realist!

  • Mr Pelvis
    Mr Pelvis 5 months ago +11

    Westbrook trash talks Dame because he's scared of him.

    • Tao Forte
      Tao Forte 5 months ago +1

      It's not fear, it's envy and disrespect.

    • R Jordan23
      R Jordan23 5 months ago +1

      Lol seriously, Russ is too emotional. Notice how he didn’t say a word when they were losing all night in game 1

  • blazers12369
    blazers12369 5 months ago +3

    Lillard is easily a favorite as a player and person

  • Mike Reyes
    Mike Reyes 5 months ago

    Can't stand this lady Nichols. One of biggest hippocrates that covers league. She the one always saying they gotta change, break em up, the same outcome every year..smh

  • Jake L.
    Jake L. 5 months ago

    Rip City!!

  • Baron Bolanos
    Baron Bolanos 5 months ago

    These guys are one player from making it out the second round

    • Derek Davis
      Derek Davis 5 months ago

      They 1 player away from NBA finals . they are already have a good shot at Western Conference Finals

  • JusKobe
    JusKobe 5 months ago

    They win one game and now they got a damn documentary okc in 5 get ready to cry

    • Gelo Fabia
      Gelo Fabia 5 months ago

      OLC got bunch of bricks ready 😂😂

  • Habeev07
    Habeev07 5 months ago +23

    Damian Lillard should be ALL-NBA 1st team says Steven A. Smith and I.
    Dame made it clear from the first possession of the game with a 30 foot bomb!! This team is determined and has the tools. Use the depth this team has but ride Dame and "C-JETS" McCollum!! Hood, Curry, Layman and ET are better defenders and offensive creators than most benches and I trust in Zach and Kanter to bang with the best of em. I hope stotts subs them in enough to avoid Moe and Chief - the Bash Brothers - from getting into foul trouble guarding George. GO BLAZERS!

  • shitkicker4000 LOLz
    shitkicker4000 LOLz 5 months ago

    This bitch borderline retarded.

  • Young Weaboo
    Young Weaboo 5 months ago

    She’s so fucking hot 🤤

  • Jim Escrow
    Jim Escrow 5 months ago

    sitting around talking flapping their gums instead of practicing, this video gone make them look real goofy in a month

    • Anthony Quinones
      Anthony Quinones 4 months ago

      its been a month you look real goofy now 🤔🤷‍♂️ all that shit talking...

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee 5 months ago

      Because everyone practices 24 7 God forbid they take an hour out of there day for an interview you sound real dumb rn lmfao

  • daniel Ramirez
    daniel Ramirez 5 months ago +1

    Usually when ESPN does these interviews for teams in the playoffs it means that team will get eliminated

  • Staxx
    Staxx 5 months ago +10

    Rachel has to be The best interviewer in sports

  • Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder 5 months ago +3

    Damn! I really miss Rachel Demita. She should really be the one doing these interviews. Nichols has an aura of a two-faced individual.

  • Skirr Skirrt sAllY 111agoon

    Jonathan Isaac. Best defender in NBA. With Aaron Gordon

  • MTG35
    MTG35 5 months ago

    Dj CJ

  • MTG35
    MTG35 5 months ago

    Rachel wants that D and C badly she will choke on it

  • Markie Lauron
    Markie Lauron 5 months ago +1

    I hope blazers rich the 3rd round

  • Vince Howard
    Vince Howard 5 months ago +12

    The reason this team grows is because they have true leader in Dame, stand up guy 💯🤴🏾👏🏾

  • nofalsegod4
    nofalsegod4 5 months ago +3

    Damn, she dropped her ipad!!

  • Let’s go Pat’s 0
    Let’s go Pat’s 0 5 months ago +1

    Blazers will win the first round they have more and better shooters

  • Shakir Collier-Smith
    Shakir Collier-Smith 5 months ago +1

    "If we go down, we all go down" 🔥🔥 dame is a fucking legend

  • Dino A OK
    Dino A OK 5 months ago +35

    I'm so proud of CJ. I've known him since freshman year of high school when he was a 5 ft skinny point guard on the same team as Kosta Koufos in GlenOak. CJ really is a humble chill dude!!

  • HankBlockOG
    HankBlockOG 5 months ago

    Okc in 6

  • Breems
    Breems 5 months ago +2

    Sounds like CJ wants to leave but he likes Dame too much to do so.

  • Black Gohan
    Black Gohan 5 months ago +4

    Russell put a target on his back thats why Dame went nuts in game 1. I told my bro around all star break that Russell talkin to crazy bout dame gettingg snubbed last few years. I said at that moment he better hope he dont see Dame in the playoffs.

  • Christian Colon
    Christian Colon 5 months ago

    All that talk they still loosing the series 🤣✋🏽 #thunderup

  • Omar Santana
    Omar Santana 5 months ago +2

    I’m here for Rachel Nipples but shout out to them Portland boys. They’ll go deep in the playoffs this year but I’m not sure if they’ll have enough to beat Golden State. If they do they’ll win it all.

  • Terry Jfk
    Terry Jfk 5 months ago +1

    I like Lillard but Portland not getting out
    1st round bruh!!

  • The Destined Place - On Hiatus

    My dudes!!

  • GotAL2Say
    GotAL2Say 5 months ago

    Every year they have these two up there and they say the same thing and turn around and get eliminated early in the playoffs. Who cares about a duo that don’t make playoff noise. Foh

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee 5 months ago

      Because every year theses two carry a bunch of bums to a top seed in the west you need a team to win henceforth why lebron on his couch rn lol

    • Baron Bolanos
      Baron Bolanos 5 months ago

      GotAL2Say they’ve never really had a good supporting cast around their team to make it to the 3rd round,the last great team that they’ve had was when they had Aldridge Batum and Matthews even then they didn’t really have a bench but this year that Nurkic injury is gunna hurt them I can see them beating OKC with Nurkic and possibly making it out the second round