The Weber State product out of Oakland already has two All-Star selections, a unanimous Rookie of the Year award, and an All-NBA third team honor to his credit, plus a playoff series-winning bomb.
And now he's trying to make a name for himself in an entirely different realm: the rap game.
Lillard's lyrical skills were first put on national display when he showed up to Sway's radio show with a few nice bars in his pocket.
Then he dropped a full song, "Soldier in the Game," on his Soundcloud account under the name Dame DOLLA, and it already has over 750,000 views.
Now Lillard's sights are on a full album.
"I plan on putting out a short album," he told Basketball Insiders. "I want to do it way before the season is even creeping up on us; I want to get something done early. But it’s already done. If I do put something out, it’s not something that I need to do now, it’s already done. I recorded a lot stuff. But the crazy thing is, I don’t spend a lot of time doing it. I have things that I do. I work out twice a day, I get my lift in, I hang out with my family and I’ve just been relaxing a lot. But some nights, I decide to go the studio and do some music just to give myself some balance, to put my mind in a different place and kind of put my emotions out there a little bit. I don’t spend a lot of time doing it, so it’s been kind of funny to see people like, ‘Oh he better get in the gym!’"
If only the offense-first point guard could be as defensive on the court as he is about how much time he dedicates to rap.