The Shot Heard ‘Round The World – Damian Lillard Buzzer Beater Video, Pics

Incredible shot of the Moda center going from silent to a huge party after Damian Lillard sinks a three point shot to advance the Blazers to round 2 of the playoffs. (Al Sermeno, photo - @calbearsonline

Incredible shot of the Moda center going from silent to a huge party after Damian Lillard sinks a three point shot to advance the Blazers to round 2 of the playoffs. (Al Sermeno, photo – @calbearsonline

If you were watching, it’s one of those sports moments you’ll always remember.

I still cannot look at the video of Damian Lillard’s amazing three point shot without getting chills. It’s that powerful for anyone who is a Blazer fan.

And if you watched the series between the Trail Blazers and Rockets it was the biggest “cardiac moment” of the entire series and that is really saying something given all the overtime games!

But it was more than that. This was the Blazers shot heard around the world on social media.

The epicenter, no doubt, was Portland’s Moda Center. Where Damian Lillard even grabbed the announcer’s mic to celebrate with the crowd!

Lillard-takes-the-mic-photo

Meanwhile, outside, TV reporter Joel Iwanaga tweeted a selfie before his live shot, with a celebrating crowd behind him!

Reporter-Joel-Iwanaga

And social media guru Gunnar Simonsen used Instagram to have some fun with the Blazer victory!

photo 3 The Rockets as champions? Many in Houston thought this would be their year. Maybe next time!

And now, to the around the world part. Long after the game was over–I still could not sleep and I was on Twitter (on my phone) celebrating with Blazer fans everywhere. And that’s when I decided to check the “Trending” lists.

In other words, in a given part of the world, which words are being used in a Tweet most often. The most popular are at the top of each list. And above that is where the words are Trending. List number one is Portland, which was all about the series, the shot and the moment. Awesome, right?

blazers-trend-twitter-portland

Trending In Portland

Now, check out what was trending around the North American continent–and other parts of the world. This is so amazing!

Canada: Lillard Number One Trend

Canada: Lillard #1 Trend

Mexico: Lillard #7

Mexico: Lillard #7 Trend

United States: Lillard #3 Trend

United States: Lillard #3 Trend

 

Paris, France: Lillard #1 Trend

Paris, France: Lillard #1 Trend

Australia: Lillard #4 Trend

Australia: Lillard #4 Trend

 

Isn’t this amazing? I’m so proud of our Blazers for fighting all the  way to victory! And if you missed the magic moment, here is the video:
 

 

Comments

  1. tami says

    The end was great! It made me miss my parents. We lived in Hood River growing up.My parents went to all the blazer’s games. (No matter how bad the gorge westher).My family miss seeing you on the news.We quit watching koin (now miss jeff and kelley).We hope you will be on another station soon.

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