On Lillard, Curry, Stotts, MLB, etc.

Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers greets fans as he exits the court at Moda Center.

Some thoughts on sports subjects to start the New Year …

• Damian Lillard is certainly deserving of his recent "NBA Cares Community Assist Award" in recognition of his efforts to support education in our schools through his "RESPECT" program. Through his seven seasons as a Trail Blazer, Lillard has accomplished a number of commendable pursuits in the community, including his anti-bullying campaign with youths.