Player sinks half-court shot, waves ‘bye bye’ to opponents

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard celebrates after Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 118-115. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

There is style and then there is style.

Exhibit A: Last night’s NBA playoff game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game tied with seconds left in a series Portland led three-games-to-one.

Guard Damian Lillard sinks a three-pointer from near half court, then waves “bye bye” to the Oklahoma City bench.


It’s the work of “an insane genius,” Deadspin said.

Lillard ended his night with 50 points.