Damian Lillard is not only one of the top scorers in the NBA. He is also a player who takes big shots at the end of games and makes many of them.
The 30-year-old guard admits that he prefers to be the one who makes the final decision of the game which decides the fate of his team.
According to Dame, he is not bothered whether he makes the shot or not and is able to move on as he revealed via Lindsey Wisniewski of NBC Sports:
“I think everybody looks at closing and they say you know who made the big shot?” Lillard said. “For me, personally, I prefer to be the one to take the shot. Just because in that moment you can put your team in position to either get over the top, or the team falls short. For me, as the leader of my team, I think part of it is I’m most comfortable being the person that has to answer the question because I know I can move on from it if I don’t make the shot, or if I don’t make the play.”
This season, Lillard is averaging 29.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 8 assists per game for Portland.