VIDEO: Damian Lillard Learns Welsh, Raps And Relives 0.9 on 'The Late, Late Show With James Corden'
As you hopefully already heard, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was a guest on the Friday, September 8 edition of "The Late, Late Show With James Corden" on CBS. Though he didn't get one of the much-coveted "Carpool Karaoke" segments which have become synonymous with the late-night talk show, Lillard did have a chance to recount one of the most memorable moments in his career... with comedian, "Late, Late Show" writer, long-time Portlander and Trail Blazers superfan Ian Karmel.
Also joining Lillard on Friday's show was actor Taron Egerton, star of "Kingsmen" and the recently-released sequel, "Kingsmen: The Golden Circle." Since Egerton is Welsh and Corden is English, the conversation eventually turned to accents, which eventually led to Lillard trying his tongue at the oft-garbled dialect.
Drunken bar fights are also a part of the rich tapestry that is British culture, which led to a brief discussion of Egerton's inability to throw a punch without injuring himself and how he deals with the over-served. Lillard, who no doubt got into his fair share of scrapes growing up in Oakland, also gave a brief explanation of his approach to telling inebriates to sod off.
And since it was a Friday, Lillard, who is currently putting the finishing touches on his second album, took the opportunity to rap four bars over a beatbox beat from "Late, Late Show" band leader Reggie Watts.