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Great Clips of the Week: Damian Lillard's cold-blooded killer three, now with Legos

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - May 6th, 2019 @ 11:01am



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BREAKING ANKLES AND DASHING HOPES — The NBA playoffs are in full effect, and even though the Utah Jazz were eliminated in short fashion by the Houston Rockets, there's plenty of basketball that is still catching our attention.

Like the memification of former Weber State star Damian Lillard.

As always, click the video above for all of our Great Clips of the Week.

Now with Legos

You've probably read about what's been described as Damian Lillard's cold-blooded 3-point gamewinner that clinched the Portland Trailblazers' NBA playoff series victory against Oklahoma City.

If you need to refresh, you can read about it here.

But as sports fans, you've all seen the shot. You've seen the reaction. You probably even know that Paul George is still convinced that the 37-foot game-winner was "a bad shot."

Many of you have probably even seen the wonderful winner set to the tune of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" from the Titanic soundtrack.

But there's a good chance you haven't seen it like this: with Legos.

That's where Jared Jacobs — better known on Twitter as Goldyeller — comes in. The stop-motion animator re-created Lillard's terrific shot using the childhood block builders.

And the details of the project are stunning, to say the least.

From the play call, to the buzzer, to the way Lillard's hand hovers in the air while his teammates dogpile on him at midcourt, the animated short is stupendous.

It's everything the internet could have hoped for

Well, almost everything.

Not to be nitpicky, but there is one thing Jacobs left out of his re-creation, (we're sure he had good reason).

It was the Lillard face.

Screengrab via TNT

The meme to end all memes.

Draymond's dance

Warriors center Draymond Green is indisputably one of the top power forwards in the NBA.

At his best, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound Golden State big has been known to change games. Even with the advancing effects of age and injuries, he's still averaging 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game for the reigning champs.

But Green can't do everything. Everyone gets slowed down by something. Everybody has a weakness.

And now we know Draymond's: NBA dancers.

Watch Green try to get back to his bench Saturday night during a timeout, while navigating the court around an onrushing pack of Houston Rockets dancers.

Those dancers played better defense than Rockets star James Harden.

Burgess, FTW!

You may remember the story of how new BYU assistant coach Chris Burgess got his office.

In short summation, Burgess earned the right to be the only BYU assistant with a window to the outside world in the Marriott Center Annex by beating his fellow assistant coaches in a shooting contest.

OK, so BYU assistant, (and former Southern Utah head coach), Nick Robinson wasn't in Provo during the shootout. And head coach Mark Pope wasn't eligible, for obvious reasons. And the Cougars have yet to name a director of basketball operations who could potentially challenge for the office spot.

But still, Burgess had to beat former Utah Valley colleague Cody Fueger for the spot. And Fueger was wearing dress shoes. And the 6-foot-10 Burgess dwarves Fueger by nearly a foot.

But hey, fair is fair. And now we have the footage:

Better luck next time, Fueger.

And yes, sources confirm to KSL.com that there will be a next time.

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