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“I don’t big bro them” - Damian Lillard on the camaraderie on the Portland Trail Blazers

On the night he became the Trail Blazers all-time leading scorer, Lillard talked about his teammates. That's why Dame is one of the best leaders in the Association.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

The Moda Center reverberated with applause and cheers for Damian Lillard as he became the all-time leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. That moment was made even more special when the Blazers defeated the Hornets 124-113. 

Dame has been a stellar figure for the city of Portland, and he has never even thought about leaving the Trail Blazers all these years, even when he had loads of suitors before the start of a new season. 

Dame has been with the Trail Blazers for over a decade now, and the city of Portland couldn’t be more grateful for his continued services for the franchise. Over the years, Dame has averaged 24.7 points per game on 43.7% shooting. Dame Dolla has called a countless number of games for the Blazers, and his clutch three-pointers are a sight to behold.

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Dame Dolla is all praise for his young teammates

The Trail Blazers have come a long way in the past decade, and management has always tried to build up a team around Dame to prevent him from making a move to leave the franchise, and Lillard has always been very appreciative of the efforts taken. 

The current Portland roster is an amalgamation of both young and seasoned players, but the young guns are in a larger number as they are breathing new life into the Blazers unit every game night.

Lillard talked highly about young players like Anfernee Simons, Jabari Walker, Keon Johnson, and Shaedon Sharpe. Dame claimed that most of these players would have grown up watching him play and drew some positives from the fresh burst of energy they bring to the roster and the depth they add to it. Lillard seeks optimism and happiness to be the leader that these players aspire to be one day and considers every player on the roster to be equal.

The Blazers are brimming with confidence

Following some early-season hiccups, the Blazers appear to be on the right track as they make their way toward the postseason. With a healthy squad and their ace back with them, it’s only a matter of keeping up with that positive momentum and being consistent for the Portland unit.

The Trail Blazers will once again put all of their eggs in Dame’s basket, but he is up for the challenge because Lillard now has a slew of incredible young players who are edging toward their best selves this season. 

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