‘Don’t Care’: Blazers’ Damian Lillard Reacts to Being Called as the Best Point Guard in NBA

Published 02/19/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Jan 5, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) hits a shot over Chicago Bulls guard Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of the game at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports


After being underrated for a long time, Damian Lillard has gained the respect of most fans over the last few seasons. He has an expectational ability to hit big shots when it matters the most. Additionally, Dame’s scoring ability is out of the world.

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Whenever the Blazers are in a tough spot, he has been there for the team. Despite such qualities, Lillard has never won an NBA Championship. In fact, he is yet to play in the NBA finals in his career. Still, some regard him as the best point guard in the league, over the likes of Steph Curry.

Damian Lillard on being the best PG in the league

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Jan 5, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots against Chicago Bulls guard Garrett Temple (17) during the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, a fan asked Damian Lillard‘s opinion about being in the conversation for the best point guard in the league. Lillard replied:

“I honestly don’t care. I do me and that’s it.”

As Lillard said, he just plays his natural game. Moreover, Dame has his eyes set on the bigger goal, which is to win an NBA Championship in his career. Lifting the glorious NBA title is a dream come true for any NBA player, and Dame is no different. But does his team have any chance to achieve that goal this season?

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Can Lillard lead the Blazers to an NBA title?

Jan 24, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots over New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) and guard Alec Burks (18) during the first quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, the Blazers’ season was plagued by numerous injuries to their crucial players. They barely made the playoffs and had to face the fan-favorite LA Lakers in the opening round. As expected, the purple and gold easily defeated them in five games as Dame was out for half of the series due to an injury.

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But this year, the story could be different for the Rip City. So far, they are off to an amazing start with a record of 18-10. If the team can stay fit for the remainder of the season, they might have a shot at making it all the way to the NBA finals.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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