Damian Lillard Fires Shots at Adrian Wojnarowski and Former Blazers GM Neil Olshey

Published 12/08/2021, 7:30 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 25, 2021. Damian Lillard of the United States in action with Guerschon Yabusele of France REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have been in the news for the past few days. A question was raised whether the all-star guard wants to remain with the team or move elsewhere. There is no doubt that Lillard wishes to compete in championships as a part of the Trail Blazers.

On seeing Lillard’s posts and comments on social media on Tuesday, it appears his relationship with the Blazers will not end any time soon.

Lillard responded to these remarks on Twitter as a reaction to an article in which Adrian Wojnarowski claimed that the athlete’s contract was the crux of the dispute brewing in the Blazers’ front office.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Gold medal match – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Damian Lillard of the United States reacts REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Does Damian Lillard believe Olshey provided information for the ESPN report?

In his Instagram post, Lillard posted a picture and a quote that he shared with his millions of followers, “Gossip may reveal the realities of its subject, but it will always reveal the bias of the gossiper.”

 

One cannot be too sure from the tweets about the person that Lillard is hinting at. However, in a report published by Aron Yohannes, there have been speculations that the Blazers superstar might be indicating at the former Blazers manager, Neil Olshey.

Jun 3, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) in the second half during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. The Denver Nuggets won the game 126-115. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a piece on the Blazers and reported that Lillard’s hopes of a 2-year, $107 million contract in July are in jeopardy. Lillard however responded to a tweet that had the caption, “Woj and Olshey after writing that article slandering Dame.

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Likewise, Nate Jones of Goodwin Sports Management, Lillard’s marketing representative, seems to share this idea as well.

What are your thoughts on this particular feud playing out on social media? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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