Damian Lillard is married to Kayla Hanson. The NBA star met his wife while they were students at Weber State University in Utah. The couple were together for over 10 years before finally tying the knot in 2021. Unfortunately, news we are receiving presently shows the once blissful union is crashing as the duo is parting ways.
According to a report by the Portland-based Willamette Week, the seven-time NBA All-Star recently filed for divorce from his college sweetheart on October 2nd, less than a week after being traded from the Trail Blazers to the Bucks. The filing cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the “irremediable breakdown” of the couple’s union. The report also revealed that KayLa had moved to a $2.7 million West Linn home last December, while Lillard continued to reside at their $7.7 million space in the same Portland suburb.
Who is Damian Lillard?
Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Damian Lillard career
He had a successful college basketball career as a member of the Weber State Wildcats, earning third-team All-American honors in 2012. Following his impressive college performance, he was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers as the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Lillard’s exceptional skills and contributions to the team led to him being unanimously voted as the NBA Rookie of the Year. His ability to make crucial shots in high-pressure situations has earned him the nickname “Dame Time.”
Throughout his career, he has been recognized with seven NBA All-Star selections and seven All-NBA Team selections, a remarkable achievement that no other player in Trail Blazers franchise history has accomplished. In October 2021, Lillard received further recognition for his outstanding career when he was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, solidifying his status as one of the league’s greatest players of all time. Additionally, he achieved a gold medal as a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo.
Lillard’s basketball journey began in high school, where he initially attended Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California. However, due to a change in coaching staff, he decided to transfer to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, a renowned private school known for producing talented NBA point guard Jason Kidd. Despite this move, Lillard faced challenges with limited playing time, prompting him to transfer schools once again. He ultimately found his place at Oakland High School, playing under the guidance of coach Orlando Watkins.
Lillard’s exceptional skills were evident during his time at Oakland High School, as he was recognized as First Team All-League in both his junior and senior years. During his junior season, he averaged an impressive 19.4 points per game. In his senior year, he further showcased his talent by averaging 22.4 points and 5.2 assists per game, leading the Oakland Wildcats to an impressive 23-9 record.
Who is Damian Lillard wife
Kayla Hanson is the wife of Damian Lillard. While they were both attending Weber State University in Utah, the NBA player and his wife got married. Before ultimately getting married in 2021, the couple had been dating for more than ten years. Unfortunately, the information we are now receiving indicates that the couple is breaking up, ending their previously happy union.
“I knew Kay’La was the one a long time ago,” he told Ebony in 2021. “When we were in college she took care of me. She had the car, an apartment and bent over backwards for me. Kay’La accepted me with all my flaws as a young man.”
The seven-time NBA All-Star recently filed for divorce from his college sweetheart on October 2nd, less than a week after being traded from the Trail Blazers to the Bucks, according to a report by the Portland-based Willamette Week. The “irremediable breakdown” of the couple’s union was attributed to “irreconcilable differences” in the filing. According to the story, KayLa had relocated to a $2.7 million home in West Linn in December while Lillard remained in their $7.7 million residence in the same Portland suburb.