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Damian and Kay'la have a baby boy! Dame Jr.

Lillard says he learned when he got to the locker room after the game against the Pelicans that his girlfriend is in labor. He says the message was essentially, "Get home."

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) β€” Damian Lillard and his girlfriend Kay'la Hanson are the proud parents of a baby boy named Dame Jr.

The Blazers star posted a photo on his Instagram account Thursday morning.

Dame Jr. πŸ™πŸ½

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That means Lillard, who scored 41 points in Portland's 107-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, skipped the Blazers game against Memphis on Wednesday night.

Lillard says he learned when he got to the locker room after the game against the Pelicans that his girlfriend is in labor. He says the message was essentially, "Get home."

Lillard says he'll go directly from the airport to the hospital when he lands.

The Trail Blazers All-Star says he's excited but hoping he could get some sleep on the flight back to the West Coast, given how little sleep new parents tend to get.

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