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Blazers' Damian Lillard Enjoyed Trip to D.C. Despite Fear Of Statues

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    Washington, D.C. is a city synonymous with history. I mean, just take a look around. Everywhere you look, there's a monument, memorial or museum to explore. 

    With that being said, in Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard's case, it's probably a good thing that he doesn't come here often.

    Lillard's Blazers were in town Wednesday -- they ultimately earned the dubious distinction of being the first team to lose to the Wizards -- and while they were here, the rookie admitted to having a strange phobia:

    Automatonophobia: The fear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being, which includes, but is not limited to, ventriloquist dummies, animatronic creatures and wax statues. I may have that. I was terrified of the costume characters at Disney World when I was little, but this isn't about me.

    Lillard further explained his phobia before Wednesday's game.

    "I've always been scared of historic stuff like that. If I see statues of Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. — all that stuff kind of gives me a funny feeling," he said.

    Lillard finished with a team-high 20 points for the Blazers Wednesday, so his fear of dummies didn't affect his game, which is odd considering A.J. Price opposed him at the point.


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