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NBA Fans And Players Respond After Damian Lillard's Heroic 50-Point Night

(via NBC Sports)

(via NBC Sports)

When it comes to the 2021 NBA MVP discussion, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic are usually regarded as the frontrunners. But after Tuesday night's insane and inspiring performance by Damian Lillard, who led his Blazers to a comeback victory over New Orleans, fans are calling for him to be considered among the top candidates this season.

He finished the night with 50 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds -- with his best, of course, coming within the closing minutes of the game, when he led his team to a 25-7 run.

Considering some of Portland's best players have been out, it's pretty impressive the team stands at 5th in the West. Just looking back over the past few weeks, it's easy to see that Dame's heroics, especially in the fourth, is what has kept this team alive.

So while it remains to be seen if the Blazers have what it takes to make a deep playoff run this year, Dame DOLLA certainly deserves MVP consideration, and he's gaining more support after each and every miraculous in-game performance.