Damian Lillard Comments On Whether He Is The Best Player In Blazers History


Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on December 17, 2022 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Damian Lillard continues to write his name in Portland Trail Blazers’ history.

He’s starred in some of the most iconic moments the franchise has been through, and even though he’s yet to win a championship, he’s made a strong case for being their greatest player ever.

That argument was only made stronger last week when he topped Clyde Drexler as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

Nonetheless, and even though he seemingly thinks he is, he claims it’s not for him to decide whether he’s the best Blazer ever:

“That’s not for me to say. My trainer, Phil Beckner, always tells me, ‘When you’re great, you don’t need to tell everybody. Everybody will tell you,’” Lillard told Sean Highkin. “I think this is one of those things where I do think the body of work is there. I think my commitment and my investment to this organization is there. I think how often I’ve won, being a winner and having a lot of success individually and as a team is there. I think from a notoriety standpoint, having a signature shoe and being in national and international campaigns, I don’t think anybody’s done that before me. For me personally, the way I want to stamp myself is by winning a championship. I think the body of work is there for that claim to be made by other people, but it’s not for me to say.”

Lillard’s politically-correct answer is quite straightforward.

He truly believes he’s the best Blazer ever, and rightfully so.

But if he truly wants to put an end to that debate, he needs to do what hasn’t been done since 1977: Leading them to a ring.


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