The Portland Trail Blazers were able to up-end the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance in the NBA Playoffs thanks to an incredible, clutch shot from Damian Lillard. With just seconds remaining, Lillard heaved up a thirty-footer to send the Trail Blazers to the next round.
It was a beautiful shot that set social media on fire.
In case you were asleep and missed the shot, let’s take another look.
🗣M 🗣V 🗣P 🗣 pic.twitter.com/iu9Rz77UyQ
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 24, 2019
Pretty sweet, right?
Well, it gets even better.
Shortly after the conclusion of the game and as the wild reaction began to slow down, it was reignited by audio of the Korean broadcast of Lillard’s shot. Now, if you are a fan of soccer — or any sport for that matter — then you know that the foreign broadcasts always add to the excitement. I mean, nothing makes a great goal better than hearing an announcer give an elongated “GOOOOOOAL” or shouting “Golazo!”
And while those terms may not be in the Korean broadcaster’s vocabulary, the call was equally as incredible.
The enthusiasm was clear, and “it’s Lillard time” may be the best new tagline in sports.
Check out the amazing call from the Korean broadcasters below.
Damian Lillard's game-winner as heard on the Korean broadcast pic.twitter.com/j3EXCvyWi0
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) April 24, 2019
Of course, the fact that Lillard gave us this meme following his game-winner is also great.
The Trail Blazers now advance to the Western Conference Semifinals where they will face the winner of the series between the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs. Denver currently holds a 3-2 lead. In the other Western Conference Series’, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets both hold 3-1 leads over the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, respectively.