Guest of the show It is what it is, Damian Lillard spoke at length about his current situation. On the menu in particular, the hot issue of the moment: his possible transfer and the rumors that result from it. If the player does not deny wanting to leave, he nevertheless explains that he would have liked to stay in Portland to win a title there.
Win a title in your always team. Many NBA players dream of it, few have done it. And this is not the case for Damian Lillard, who has always failed with Portland, often blocked by the ogre Golden State. At 33, the star point guard of the Blazers therefore wants to look elsewhere to win a ring, since he believes he has accomplished what he wanted to accomplish in the NBA, with the exception of a title.
This is of course not an end in itself, since immense players have in the past ended their careers without a single title to display on the mantelpiece, but it is still the greatest prestige that the NBA can bestow. The right to write his name in history… but unfortunately for Lillard, that may not happen in Oregon. And he regrets it a lot because he is particularly attached to the Blazers franchise.
“In a perfect world, I would spend my entire career in Portland.” –Damian Lillard.
Unlike other lame statements, we tend to believe Dame on this. Unfortunately, the team’s sporting project cannot remain the same forever and with a youth full of promise (Anfernee Simons, Shaedon Sharpe, Scoot Henderson), the franchise wants to move forward. Even though Lillard is still one of the best players in the NBA, he is well aware that his team wants to move on.
“At some point you have to stop taking things like an idiot […]. We no longer want the same thing and they showed me that they no longer want the same thing. We don’t want the same thing anymore.” –Damian Lillard
Stay and lose one more season? No need. It now remains to be seen who will line up the best offer to recover Lillard, since Brian Windhorst from ESPN indicated in recent days that Portland wanted a package worthy of that of the Suns for Kevin Durant. A package that the Heat have so far still not managed to put together.
Source : It is what it is, ESPN
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