Damian Lillard makes classy gesture to Joe Johnson after 59-point game
Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard won in more ways than just one on Saturday night.
After Lillard exploded for a career-high 59 points to lead the Blazers to the 101-86 victory over the Utah Jazz, he made this classy gesture to veteran Jazz swingman Joe Johnson, who scored his 20,000th career point during the game, per Jason Quick of CSN Northwest.
How classy is @Dame_Lillard? After scoring franchise record 59, he sent game ball to Utah's Joe Johnson, who scored his 20,000th career pts
— Jason Quick (@jwquick) April 9, 2017
While Lillard’s 59 was also a Blazers franchise single-game scoring record, he has always been one to go to bat for his fellow players, even those on the opposition. So despite his slight reputation for pettiness, the two-time All-NBA selection seems like one of the true class acts in the Association today.