Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard welcomes the challenge of trying to lead his squad against the stacked superteams of the NBA. NBC Sports reports Lillard recently spoke out saying he’d never join one of the “superteams” claiming he has too much pride.
“If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it. It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to win it,’ but we play the game to win it. So when people do it, that’s their decision. I wouldn’t do it. That’s just not who I am.
I might have too much pride for that or be too much of a competitor where I couldn’t bring myself to do it, but it also makes it more fun. You get to take a monster down and that’s always fun.”
Many are criticizing Kevin Durant for joining the Golden State Warriors and believe in Lillard’s way of thinking.