Damian Lillard gained lots of fans after he took some Portland kids on a surprise holiday shopping spree at Toys 'R' Us. Lillard, the 2013 NBA rookie of the year, might have earned even more after he stood up for a Special Olympics participant who had been mocked on Twitter.
Here is the sequence of Lillard explaining his pride of accompanying a Special Olympics athlete to the ESPYs, a fan's callous comment and the star's sharp response.
— Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) July 10, 2014
— Danny Boy (@dannyboy1212) July 16, 2014
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 16, 2014