Damian Lillard was tested for drugs immediately after setting a new personal best with 71 points in a single game.
Damian Lillard was required to take a drug test after he achieved the impressive feat of scoring 71 points in a game.
March 2nd 2023.
Evidently, in this era of the NBA, a basketball player can’t have a career game without explanation. It appears that after Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard scored an impressive 71 points, setting a franchise record and matching the season high, the league felt it necessary to have him drug-tested. When asked about his reaction to the drug test, Lillard expressed his displeasure and revealed that it was the first time in his career that he had been tested after a game. He stated, “I mean, honestly, I was like ‘Are y’all serious?’ I did the urine test yesterday and then they backed it up with the blood draw tonight after the game. That was actually the first time in my career getting tested after a game. And then aside from that, they know IMAGETAGGOESHEREI am scared of needles." Despite being less than thrilled about the drug test, Lillard went on to perform well and the Trailblazers ultimately won the game 131-114. His stat line for the game also included six rebounds and six assists. He made 22 of 38 shots overall and made 13 of 22 from 3-point range.