Damian Lillard frustrated with the referee: “Don’t insult me like that”

Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
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Damian Lillard was frustrated, after the loss to the Dallas Mavericks (133-125). “Dame” expressed his disagreement about a non-call, which eventually led to his third technical foul of the season in the closing seconds of the game.

Namely, with 3:42 left in the game, Lillard scored on a reverse lay-up, but, at the same time, he thought he was fouled by Luka Doncic during the play.

In the last seconds of the contest, the superstar of the Blazers confronted the referee that made the call and as a result he received a tech.

As Lillard described it after the game, “I went right up to him and I said something. I said if you say, ‘I didn’t see it,’ that’s one thing. Whatever. They say that all the time. It’s just a way to get out of that conversation.

“But you can’t tell me, ‘All three of us agreed you leaned in,’ when I’m doing a reverse layup. I don’t have time to lean back and try to get fouled while I’m looking at the rim, making a reverse layup and the guy’s smacking me in my head. Don’t insult me like that. Just say, ‘I didn’t see it.'”