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

  • 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 • 267

  • Geoff Weiss
    Geoff Weiss 4 days ago

    These 2 fuking suk!!

  • Geoff Weiss
    Geoff Weiss 10 days 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 12 days ago +3

    Anyone watching after game 7?

  • Jefferson Cereno
    Jefferson Cereno 13 days ago

    Jollibee 2 piece chicken joy meal... glendale... Congratuations Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao....

  • Manual Drive - by J Mags

    Rip City!,,,

  • jkay07
    jkay07 29 days ago +1

    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 Month ago +1

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

  • Prajwol Ghimire
    Prajwol Ghimire Month ago

    Realest In The Game

  • Headass NIGGA
    Headass NIGGA Month ago +2

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

  • Seshadhri Subramanian

    Vegas had portland winning by a slim margin I think.

  • jy Marvs
    jy Marvs Month ago

    Love the interview.. thanks espn

  • Mark Henry
    Mark Henry Month ago

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

  • Landon Collier
    Landon Collier Month 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.

  • Achim Witcoustic
    Achim Witcoustic Month ago +9

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

  • Jeffrey S. Green
    Jeffrey S. Green Month ago +1

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

  • steve mayala
    steve mayala Month ago +2

    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 Month 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 Month ago

    How do you not like these guys?

  • Locs
    Locs Month ago +36

    Thanks ESPN for talking about Portland ones a year

    • Marlon Ansale
      Marlon Ansale Month ago +1

      then talks about lebron all year hahahahahaha....

    • Bryden Bolsoy
      Bryden Bolsoy Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Farrque Hussein
    Farrque Hussein Month ago

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

  • Jonathan Marable
    Jonathan Marable Month ago +55

    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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Man this reporter is fucken annoying

  • Nikola Radic
    Nikola Radic Month ago

    squinting bitch is back...with anoying fake laugh

  • Sting Ray
    Sting Ray Month ago +1

    ill smash Rachel!

  • Gerrard C
    Gerrard C Month ago +1

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

  • Mattitude
    Mattitude Month ago

    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 Month 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 Month ago +9

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

    • Tao Forte
      Tao Forte Month ago

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

    • R Jordan23
      R Jordan23 Month 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 Month ago +3

    Lillard is easily a favorite as a player and person

  • Mike Reyes
    Mike Reyes Month 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 Lamoureaux
    Jake Lamoureaux Month ago

    Rip City!!

  • Baron Bolanos
    Baron Bolanos Month ago

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

    • Derek Davis
      Derek Davis Month ago

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

  • JusKobe
    JusKobe Month ago

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

    • Gelo Fabia
      Gelo Fabia Month ago

      OLC got bunch of bricks ready 😂😂

  • Habeev07
    Habeev07 Month ago +21

    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

    This bitch borderline retarded.

  • Young Weaboo
    Young Weaboo Month ago

    She’s so fucking hot 🤤

  • Jim Escrow
    Jim Escrow Month 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 8 days ago

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

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • * DummyGottaGo
    * DummyGottaGo Month ago +10

    Rachel has to be The best interviewer in sports

  • Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder Month 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.

  • SSS 111
    SSS 111 Month ago +1

    Jonathan Isaac. Best defender in NBA. With Aaron Gordon

  • Mohamed Reacts
    Mohamed Reacts Month ago

    Dj CJ

  • Mohamed Reacts
    Mohamed Reacts Month ago

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

  • Markie Lauron
    Markie Lauron Month ago +1

    I hope blazers rich the 3rd round

  • Vince Howard
    Vince Howard Month ago +11

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

  • nofalsegod4
    nofalsegod4 Month ago +2

    Damn, she dropped her ipad!!

  • Let’s go Pat’s 0
    Let’s go Pat’s 0 Month ago +1

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

  • Shakir Collier-Smith
    Shakir Collier-Smith Month ago +1

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

  • Dino Sees Fake People
    Dino Sees Fake People Month ago +32

    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 Month ago

    Okc in 6

  • Breems
    Breems Month ago +1

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

  • Black Gohan
    Black Gohan Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Omar Santana
    Omar Santana Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • The Destined Place - On Hiatus

    My dudes!!

  • GotAL2Say
    GotAL2Say Month 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 Month 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 Month 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

  • Darth Cheeks84
    Darth Cheeks84 Month ago


  • Darrell Johnson
    Darrell Johnson Month ago

    there relationship is genuine

  • Richard Soto
    Richard Soto Month ago

    Dame Dolla the truth!! Who's better him Kyrie or Steph 🤔

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee Month ago

      Steph and kyrie both better but dame has a better all around game then both

    • RunniN IT
      RunniN IT Month ago

      Steph is my fav pg then dame

  • Hustle Respect
    Hustle Respect Month ago +1

    I wanna shove my 18 inch dick inside Rachel. I wanna fk her so bad and spill on her tittes

  • Diana Elliott
    Diana Elliott Month ago

    Stop hitting snooze on them boys from rip 🌃

  • Diana Elliott
    Diana Elliott Month ago

    I’m from southern Oregon, blazer love sate of 🌲’s

  • Kneegrow
    Kneegrow Month ago

    God damn feels bad man spending a full 27 minutes in the same room as Rachel nichols

    • Sandernista
      Sandernista Month ago

      Better than watching a 27 minute basketball examiner video...

  • Loudmein Josh
    Loudmein Josh Month ago +7

    I think I saw this on pornhub one time

  • Big Meech!
    Big Meech! Month ago

    7:47 lmao

  • Damian Lillard
    Damian Lillard Month ago

    the real number 0 babyyy

  • Jrue Ings
    Jrue Ings Month ago

    Yoo the NBA is a family bro!

  • Carlos Baez
    Carlos Baez Month ago +1

    Last year the lucky factor was against Portland this year go to be a magical year mark my words

  • Thunder Up
    Thunder Up Month ago +16

    I’m an okc Stan but I really like this Portland team. They’re great guys and dame dollar is deadly. Can’t wait to see how this series plays out.

  • tutu kuluku
    tutu kuluku Month ago

    espn hyping the blazers AGAIN

  • Nabil
    Nabil Month ago

    Lets go RIPCITY 🔥

  • BigPapi Bro
    BigPapi Bro Month ago

    They entertaining as hell

  • Christian Arauz
    Christian Arauz Month ago +1

    Who’s the dude screaming at 5:00 ?

  • Trent F
    Trent F Month ago

    Looking for dp

  • Francisco G
    Francisco G Month ago +62

    My two favorite NBA stars right now just 2 genuine real dudes that aren't about the diva life

  • sixtokills
    sixtokills Month ago

    She lookin chubby in that thumbnail

  • Cameron Meade
    Cameron Meade Month ago +1

    I am getting to the point where I get angry when I see Rachel Nichol’s face lmao

    • Son of Mountain
      Son of Mountain Month ago

      Same lmao

    • Cameron Meade
      Cameron Meade Month ago

      I gotta suffer through if I wanna watch Dame and CJ

    • Mr.Gr8ness Famous
      Mr.Gr8ness Famous Month ago

      Cameron Meade you don’t have to watch it bro... I’m just saying 💯🤷🏾‍♂️🙄

  • Giwrgos Marakis
    Giwrgos Marakis Month ago

    LOWRY SUCKS!!!!SO BAD ITS MIND-BLOWING!!!FUCK THIS !!!MILLIONS WORTH !!A FUCKING ALL-STAR!!!!AND I AM BROKE?FUCK ME!!!LMAO!!(not really lauphing)...maybe start crying...its not fair...
    QUESTION:how would you feel if you were working from 10 p.m till 7 a.m. ,8 a.m. and get 30 euro?like 33 dollars...how would feel in the end of the day?
    i feel like shit!!!a hard job ,not an easy one...i m feeling quite bad about my self,sorry for this miserable post ...

  • broken jonny600
    broken jonny600 Month ago

    rachel is worse than aids....

  • Kevin Cruz
    Kevin Cruz Month ago +1

    20:45 what was that

  • Delvon thefutureisourtv BBall academy Matthew

    Make sure you add some soca and fame hall lol

  • Isaac Martinez
    Isaac Martinez Month ago

    Hard to believe this bitch still got a job

  • Aaron Oderbert
    Aaron Oderbert Month ago

    Praying Jake finds his 3 shot again‼️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Kenneth Ikutiminu
    Kenneth Ikutiminu Month ago +31

    Realest backcourt in the league

  • Giwrgos Marakis
    Giwrgos Marakis Month ago +1

    Giwrgos Marakis
    1 second ago
    i just love portland teams !!!from Clyde "the glyde "Drexler to the 2000 rasheed -pip-steve smith arvidas sabonis team that should have won the WCF against kobe-shaq team ,and the the finals easily!!!!and now with the "KILLER DAME" and CJ!!!WE NEED A GREAT SMALL FORWARD TO CONQUERE THE NBA!!!
    KD is missing to actually see a great bball team!!!
    KEVIN ,leave the warriors !!!they don`t respect you as much as they should!!!
    come to Milwaukee to play with giannis to demolish everybody!!!
    or join DAME and CJ ,again to rule the entire NBA!!!!BOTH OPTIONS would be LIT AS HELL!!
    GO BUCKS GO!!!GIANNIS MVP!!!MVP!!!MVP!! killer dame

  • Hip Hop Head
    Hip Hop Head Month ago +2

    She looks like a penguin.

  • Taylor
    Taylor Month ago

    First or second round thats it

  • Homeless to Greatness
    Homeless to Greatness Month ago +2

    Not sure if Dell Curry or CJ McCollum.

  • Smart Assname
    Smart Assname Month ago +1

    If you comment Jrue Holiday the video wont load.

    FRANKNITTYTV Month ago +5

    *LOGO DAME* in the house

  • XtremeZ Gaming
    XtremeZ Gaming Month ago +7

    Y'all real disrespectful to me acting like me and Kyle Lowry ain't got the same amount playoff points right now like imma bucket this season

  • owen daboss
    owen daboss Month ago

    Cj and Dame talk winning a playoff game

  • Tyler Barriss
    Tyler Barriss Month ago +4

    Portland and SAS are similar to me in that they don’t really get any attention until the post season.
    (Aside from some of the semi-recent drama that has taken place in San Antonio)

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee Month ago

      +Phillip Hoskins same lol

    • Tyler Barriss
      Tyler Barriss Month ago

      Phillip Hoskins 😂😂

    • Phillip Hoskins
      Phillip Hoskins Month ago +2

      I almost thought you meant stephen a when u said sas. I'm high lol 😂😂

  • Young Among
    Young Among Month ago +2

    So both of them together equal Steph curry makes sense 🤣

  • Converted Browns Fan
    Converted Browns Fan Month ago +7

    It hurts that my boys in Portland only get attention at the end of the year when they balling all year long that's why they a 3 seed even tho they got less talent than other teams below them cuz they go hard every game

    • Derek Davis
      Derek Davis Month ago

      I think Houston has a better roster . In fact Portland is trying to build around their starts similar to what Houston has . I think theyre secondary players/role players are just a little bit more constant and bigger in size than Blazers . Portland still has a lot of young players who they dont know how they will pan out yet .

    • Addison Hinson
      Addison Hinson Month ago

      +Abby Renee no I'm not. I'm a huge doncic fan. I'm just stating facts.

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee Month ago

      +FRANKNITTYTV I dont get the point your trying to make kinda contradicting yourself

    • Abby Renee
      Abby Renee Month ago

      +Addison Hinson lol you must be mad doncic ballin

    • Micah Maggio
      Micah Maggio Month ago +1

      +Addison Hinson Stick to the WNBA with that attitude. You're exactly part of the many problems of this days NBA, you just the type to even say that shit even when Luca is playing and there's Porzingis, etc.