Even though Damian Lillard, a native of Oakland and one of the most sought-after players, is presently hoping to be moved to a different club in order to win his first NBA title, Dubs supporters want the seven-time All-Star to join the Golden State Warriors. However, Dame has categorically rejected that concept.
“If I was in his shoes, I wouldn’t have done that personally. I just felt like, it’s the team they lost to, it’s a team that won it once before he got there.”
Damian Lillard on Kevin Durant’s move to the Warriors in 2016 🗣
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 20, 2023
He expressed his thoughts on Kevin Durant’s decision in detail. We’re talking about the one who sent the star to the Warriors via the It Is What It Is podcast. “If I was in his shoes, I wouldn’t have done that personally. I just felt like, it’s the team they lost to. It’s a team that won it once before he got there,” Lillard said about the Durant’s decision.
Dame saying he’d never do what KD did is also a little hypocritical to me
Cuz in reality Dame is forcing his way to a team that just lost in the NBA Finals with the belief he can get them over the hump to win a chip
— Niko (@nikotaughtyou) September 19, 2023
Over Dame’s stand on the same, users on X had a lot to say, and he was labeled as a hypocrite. A netizen took to X, “Dame saying he’d never do what KD did is also a little hypocritical to me. Because in reality, Dame is forcing his way to a team that just lost in the NBA Finals with the belief he can get them over the hump to win a chip.” Some fans seemed to agree with the double standards Lillard’s recent comments have shown, while others believed that the two situations were incomparable.
Fans react to Damian Lillard’s comment on Kevin Durant
After the Thunder were defeated by the Stephen Curry-led squad in the 2016 NBA playoffs, Durant joined the Warriors. He would go on to win two titles and a Finals MVP award with the squad. Lillard doesn’t want to travel down this route. The legendary Blazers player even went so far as to remark that he would rather lose each year than do the same trick.
However, it appears that the Miami Heat are making a lot of gestures in order to complete the deal before the NBA season. Dame’s recent remarks on KD erupted among fans, and they had mixed reactions to them. “KD is a Top 12-15 player All Time only cos of those 2 chips,” wrote a fan backing Durant’s decision to form a super team.
Although Durant is one of the greatest players ever, he has never shown any kind of loyalty. How many teams will really retire his number is still up in the air. Damian Lillard has said clearly that he will play for just one team. In the end, loyalty may be interpreted as a sign of both strength and weakness. Loyalty is a wonderful quality when you are devoted to what you want.