Damian Lillard took exception to a comment made by former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky regarding Lillard saying he would sit out games.
“How can you sit there and go, ‘Nope, I’m not going to play,’ but understand that there’s people out there that don’t have that choice.” Orlovsky said on ESPN’s Get Up. “They have to go to work. They have to go earn their money. I struggle with sitting here and going you don’t come off, in some way, a spoiled and entitled brat by saying I’m not going to play.”
Lillard took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the comment:
Orlovsky then backtracked his comments:
Lillard then told Orlovsky to go back on TV with Skip Bayless to tell the viewers that:
Lillard mentioned Bayless because he also recently voiced criticism of Lillard.
“When did Dame D.O.L.L.A. become THAT guy to be able to speak out the way he speaks out? What have you done? Show me the credentials whereby you can say ‘I’m above that. That’s beneath me,'” Bayless recently said.
Orlovsky ended the Twitter exchange with Lillard and apologized one more time, saying he was wrong: