NBA star Damian Lillard contributes 'generous amount' to Philippine General Hospital

Published May 31, 2021, 11:21 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers dribbles the ball against the Denver Nuggets during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 29, 2021 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. (AFP)

Expect Damian Lillard to be there once called up for “Dame Time.”

And the NBA star did not disappoint, this time outside of the basketball court, after pitching in a much-needed assist for the fire victims at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

Actress Yassi Pressman, in an Instagram post, mentioned the Trail Blazers guard for “sending a generous amount.”

A News5 report stated that the combined efforts amounted to over P1 million, spearheaded by Pressman alongside Ang Probinsyano Rep. Ronnie Ong.

“Also, huuuuge thanks to big brother [Damian Lillard] for sending over such a generous amount, kahit na wala siya sa Pilipinas, just to be able [to] help,” read a portion of Pressman’s post.

There were no injures and casualties reported during the fire incident last May 16.

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Lillard, meanwhile, is leading Portland in the Western Conference first-round series against the Denver Nuggets. The series is currently tied at 2-2.