Blazers loved Raiders’ ‘Damian Lillard’ audible
The Las Vegas Raiders went with an audible on Sunday that got a Chuck Norris thumbs-up from one NBA team.
During their 31-28 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr called out an audible named “Damian Lillard” after the Portland Trail Blazers star.
— IG: ShotBySleep(@ShotBySleep) September 26, 2021
The Blazers took notice of the audible call and gave it their seal of approval on Twitter.
We heard that, @Raiders
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) September 26, 2021
After calling out the “Damian Lillard” audible, Carr went with a deep throw to receiver Henry Ruggs III that fell incomplete. Lillard is known as one of the best long-range shooters in the NBA, so the audible call may have been a reference to his prowess from deep.
The Raiders have also gone viral before for using another NBA star as the name of an audible. As for Lillard, he is a native of Oakland, Calif., which was the Raiders’ former home. Lillard is a proud Raiders fan as well, so he probably thought that it was a pretty cool moment.