Damian Lillard is an anomaly in the NBA nowadays.
Throughout his entire nine year career, Lillard has been with the Portland Trail Blazers. While the Blazers have endured their fair share of ups and down with Lillard as their centerpiece, he has never complained.
Stephen A. Smith recently said that Damian Lillard should move to a bigger market, and offered his New York Knicks as a potential landing spot.
“Dame needs to be in a big market … like my Knicks?”
— ESPN (@espn) March 4, 2021
Damian Lillard responded to Stephen A. Smith.
“I think, for every person that says you know I want to see him on the big stage, and I want to see him go to a bigger market and all these things, of course those things have pros, but nobody ever wants to think about the cons,” Lillard said, via NBC Sports. “If you take that step and it’s not what it seems to be, and it doesn’t work out, or an injury happens, and you haven’t established as much of a rapport with that team, and they chose one guy over the next guy and now you’re traded to a third team, things can fall apart. That may never happen, but it’s just a lot of things you can’t control. You got to consider both sides. But for me, it would have to come down to my team saying look, we’re going in a different direction, and we don’t want to hold you hostage, basically, and what route do you want to go.”
Damien Lillard would go on to say that he feels that he’s in too deep with Portland to turn back now. Hopefully the Portland Trail Blazers can build a championship-caliber team soon.
NBA fans need to see Damian Lillard make a deep run in the playoffs.
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