Faced with the many rumors about his future, the leader of the Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard did not hesitate to speak.
On this offseason, Damian Lillard has been particularly present in the media. Due to the vagueness around his future at the Portland Trail Blazers, the playmaker has been the subject of many rumors.
Most importantly, the 31-year-old has often responded to false information. Even during the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the talent of Team USA raised a rant over a hallway noise that indicated he was ready to go a season without playing in Portland to force his departure.
During an interview with The Athletic, Lillard explained this almost constant need to deliver the truth.
“Some things I’ve just got to let it be said. I know what the truth is. I know where I stand. It’s not my duty to make the public know … it’s not my job to make them aware of what that is”
– Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard cannot be blamed for his lack of frankness. He’s always been clear on his situation: he wants to stay in Portland, but also wants to win in Portland. This was the priority message of his push on the Blazers. And for the moment, despite the rumors, a departure does not appear to be on the cards .