NBA Star Damian Lillard Meets Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao And Praises Terence Crawford's 'All-Time' Performance

Photo: Instagram/Damian Lillard

NBA star Damian Lillard, a devoted combat sports enthusiast, had the opportunity to meet the legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao at T-Mobile Arena during the Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. fight.

Lillard's excitement was palpable as he embraced one of his idols at the event. Known for his passion for boxing, the 33-year-old Trail Blazers guard often attends such events and shares his insights on results.

On this occasion, Lillard praised Crawford for delivering an "all-time" performance. Before Crawford's TKO victory over Spence Jr. in the ninth round, Lillard warmly hugged and shook hands with Pacquiao, who appeared equally thrilled to meet him.

Photo: Instagram/Damian Lillard

Following the match, Lillard took to Twitter to express his astonishment at Crawford's three knockdowns and dominant display in the ring, hailing it as an exceptional performance.

Beyond his love for combat sports, Damian Lillard's future in the NBA has been in the spotlight as he awaits a potential trade to join the Miami Heat.

While expressing his desire to move to Miami, Lillard's comments have caught the attention of the league, and there are concerns that such statements could lead to disciplinary action from the NBA for him or any other player in a similar situation.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his NBA career, Lillard remains composed, and his encounter with Pacquiao likely served as a source of inspiration, encouraging him to follow his instincts and make the best decision for his future.

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Source: Mirror


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