Damian Lillard revealed he met with Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis in offseason.
Lillard was the primary target for the Lakers this offseason, however he decided to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers.
“He was like, ‘Pull up. Let’s have lunch to talk shop.’ So I pulled up. ‘Bron asked what I was thinking with my situation, and I told him what I’m telling you: that I just want to be in a position to win it all.
He painted the picture to me that if I were to leave, the situation could look like this. He didn’t tell me to come to L.A., and he didn’t say anything to me that I didn’t already know other than what it could look like. I told him, ‘I know if I were to play with y’all, I know it would work out because of my skill set,’ and who I am and who they are.’
I’m sure it would be great to play with LeBron and AD and play in a big market, but as attractive as it sounded and as fun as that might be, I don’t feel in my heart that that’s who I am or where I belong.
And one thing I want to emphasize is that this decision wasn’t made out of comfort. I’m not afraid to be out of my comfort zone because I’m going to live here when I’m done playing regardless. I made my decision based on what I actually want to do,” Damian Lillard told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
With Lillard in the lineup, the Blazers currently are at 3-4, having lost two straight. On the other hand, the Lakers are on a three-game winning streak, with a 5-3 record.
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