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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had an interesting take today on his spot in the NBA’s 75 Greatest Players Ever list. The 31-year-old says he’s honored to make the list, but did reveal it came as a surprise after finding out names like Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, and Alex English were not selected.

When comparing resumes, Dwight Howard has far more accolades than Lillard and all of the players he mentioned. Up until this point, Lillard is just a 6x All Star and 6x All NBA Team member. While Howard has been named to 8 All Star Games, 8 All NBA Teams, 5 All Defensive Teams, won 3 Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and earned multiple rebounding/blocks titles.