Since being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Portland, Damian Lillard has played for the Trail Blazers throughout his NBA career.
But in the near future, will his team change? According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, it might.
Haynes reports that there are two factors May push Lillard out of the door In Portland. First, according to Haynes’ sources, Lillard is worried about whether Portland can build a competitor around him. The Trail Blazers have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs four times in the past five seasons.
Second, sources said Lillard was dissatisfied with Portland’s process of hiring new coaches and the backlash caused by this move.Lillard is particularly disturbed by the Blazers’ offense Report selection Chauncey Billups, As outlined by Haynes.
Lillard has always been loyal to Portland, largely because of his huge fan base. But in the past few days, he has seen some of the same fans attacking him on social media because he was not involved in the perfect coaching hiring, the source said.
Lillard Tell The Athletic After Tristotz left, he liked Billups and Jason Kidd as potential coaching options. But both candidates came with baggage.Billups is Charged with rape in 1997 Kidd Admit to abusive spouse in year 2001.
As a result, after the team decided to hire Billups, fans pursued Lillard on Twitter. Lillard defended himself in a conversation with a distraught fan.
really? Someone asked me which coaches I liked among the names I “heared”, and I named them. Sorry, I don’t know their history, I didn’t read the news when I was 7/8 years old.I don’t support those things…but if this is the route you all want to come to me…speak less https://t.co/N1GPkX3Ohd
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 26, 2021
Obviously, Lillard was not satisfied with the news he received. The next morning after he responded to the above tweet, he sent a mysterious message from his account.
“Sometimes, it’s not people that change. It’s the mask that falls off”
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 27, 2021
Will Lillard talk about Portland fans? Maybe, although only he knew it.
Either way, Lillard seems to be dissatisfied with those who blame Billups for his decision.
This may just be Lillard’s passing frustration, but his state is worth paying attention to during the NBA offseason. He has always expressed his desire to stay in Portland, but maybe things will change after this controversy.