“I knew you didn’t like Boston.”
Interest in the future of NBA superstar Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) is hot. In particular, he averaged 32.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds this season, but the team failed to step on the playoff (PO) stage. Lillard also finished the season after playing only 58 games. As always, rumors of a Lillard trade were spawned after the season. This is how the ‘rilla drama’ began.
Recently, clubs such as the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets are known to be interested in trading Lillard. In a recent video interview with ‘Showtime Podcast’, Lillard said, “If traded, I’d like to go to Miami. Bam Adebayo is my best friend.” Of course, Lillard said earlier, “I want to win in Portland.”
On the other hand, there are clubs that have been rejected early. It’s the Boston Celtics. The day before, a reporter from NBA Central appeared on Fox Sports Radio in the US and confidently said, “Lillard will not go to Boston.”먹튀검증
Boston’s ‘ace’ Jayson Tatum stepped up. He went directly to Lillard’s broadcast and joked around.
Lillard conducted a live broadcast through his social media (SNS) on his 9th, at which time Tatum sent a reply. Tatum added a smiley emoji, saying, “I know you don’t like Boston.”
After seeing the reply, Lillard said, ”
Meanwhile, Lillard, who was selected by Portland with the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 2012 NBA Draft, has only worn one uniform for 11 years. He served as the team’s franchise star. His trademark is the ceremony of pointing at his wrist after scoring a decisive goal. Wearing a Portland uniform, he won ALL-NBA First Team 1 time, Second Team 4 times, and All-Star 7 times. In the PO held at the Orlando Bubble in the 2019-20 season, he was awarded the ‘Bubble MVP’ for his brilliant performance.
But he had nothing to do with winning. After his debut, he went to PO for a total of 8 seasons, but his best result was the runner-up in the conference finals in the 2018-19 season.
On the other hand, it will take a lot of resources to make a deal. Lillard is tied to a huge contract with Portland up to the 2026-27 season, so it is not easy to match the player card.