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Lillard Shooting To Become 1st Rookie Guard Since Jordan to make All-Star Team

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Lillard Shooting To Become 1st Rookie Guard Since Jordan to make All-Star Team

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No guard has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago. Damian Lillard would like to end this streak, and he’s making a good case for it this season.

Damian Lillard, who is averaging more than 18 points and six assists per game, is out to do something that eluded the likes of Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago. [Lillard], the Portland Trail Blazers’ rookie point guard, would like to end that streak. He’s made a growing case for himself this season, most recently with a 37-point performance against the Golden State Warriors. “That says everything when Michael Jordan was the last guard to do it,” said Lillard, who was born in 1990. … Lillard isn’t holding his breath. “The league is about seniority sometimes,” Lillard said.

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