Damian Lillard, NBA bubble MVP, drops Grizzlies, fresh tracks and Baker Mayfield watching his diet

ByJeremy Willis ESPN logo
Monday, August 17, 2020

Here's what you might have missed this weekend ...

Dame Time is all weekend long.

Averaging 37.6 points in the eight seeding games, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillardwas unanimously voted the best in the bubbleon Saturday. Later that day, Lillard scored 31 points to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and secure the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Then, Saturday night, Lillard, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A.released three new hip hop tracks on Soundcloud under the title "Live From The Bubble."

Buckets. Bars. Have a Saturday, Damian Lillard.

Your move, Ledecky

Last week, Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky swam the length of a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head.

Well, the bar has been raised.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, and Italian food aficionado, took to her pool and swam with, naturally, a bowl of pasta on her head.

Hopefully this starts a real trend of swimming with foods that are increasingly more messy. Rack of ribs? Ramen? Bowl of Lucky Charms? Somebody step up.

The struggle is real

As Cleveland Browns training camp opened, QB Baker Mayfieldtold reporters that he was in better shape. Mayfield, who said he added four pounds of lean mass, was watching what he ate, especially Mexican food.

Stay strong, Baker, but don't let anyone put a Torchy's Tacos within driving distance of the Browns' headquarters.

Don't leave your man hangin'

The feels from the Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers winger Oskar Lindblomfinished cancer treatment in July, turned 24 on Saturday, and finally rejoined his teammates.

"Now I'm here and I'm happier than ever," Lindblom said Sunday.

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