NBA: Damian Lillard is NBA 2K21 cover athlete

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been unveiled as the NBA 2K21 cover athlete.

The 6th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft has blossomed into one of the finest backcourt players of his era.

The 29-year-old Lillard has led the Blazers to multiple playoff appearances, including the conference finals last year.

He is a 5-time all-star and a 4-time all-NBA selection.

Lillard is averaging 28.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 7.8 APG this season. His points and assists are both career-best averages.

He is also shooting at a tremendous 39.4% clip from beyond the arc.