Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (KPTV) 

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The NBA is looking to restart the season in July, but one Portland Trail Blazers player is saying he may not take part.
 
Damian Lillard told Chris Haynes with Yahoo Sports that he will sit out if the Blazers don't have a "true opportunity" to get into the playoffs.
 
Lillard says if the league is just adding games to finish the regular season he will not play.
 
Right now, the NBA is looking to restart in late July playing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
 
The format of play that the league will take when it does restart is not currently known.
 
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(3) comments

sagebrush

WAhhhh! Poor boy making 40 or 50 million per year wants it all his way. Spoiled kid with no skills or talent outside of basketball.

Mr pickles

Cry me a river...what a self absorbed nitwit. What if every team said that. I'm done with the "dame"

Frederick Fukov

I like Lillard a lot, and I can understand his frustration, but I wish he hadn't been so outspoken about this. The Blazers got bit by the injury bug bad this year, and they likely weren't going to make the playoffs anyway. However, the X-factor and wild card is that Nurk might be healthy enough now to compete and to help the team. Are they playoff team with Nurk? Absolutely, but I still wouldn't have verbalized it the way Damian did. This "I'm gonna take my ball and go home if I don't get things my (our) way, just turns people off.

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