Damian Lillard has asked to be traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, and several franchises — notably the Miami Heat — appear as possible destinations for the point guard, but not the Golden State Warriors. Lillard still has two years left on his contract with the Trail Blazers, but he would like to play for a team that has the potential to win a title. However, it appears that his preference remains unchanged.
The 33-year-old appeared on the online sports talk show “It Is What It Is,” hosted by rappers Cam’ron and Mase, to promote his upcoming album. Among the many topics, Damian Lillard addressed why he never signed with the Golden State Warriors, his hometown team that has achieved remarkable success over the past decade.
“As far as Golden State is concerned, I respect what they’ve done in the last 8-9 years or so. I’m from there, obviously it’s my home, but I can’t go and be a part of it.”, the player said. “They have won four championships. How does it look if I try to do that and say ‘Oh, I’m joining my home team’? No. There’s someone playing my position who, after LeBron, is the best player of this era.”, he said referring to Stephen Curry.
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