Since Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors this past offseason, Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard has been very adamant about his stance regarding super teams. He has made it quite clear on what side of the fence he stands on in that discussion. In a recent interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Lillard once again voiced his opinion on what he would in that situation.
“When people do it, that’s their decision,” Lillard said. “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.”
The 26-year-old respects his colleagues who have made that decision, but he clearly has the old school train of thought. Lillard wants to take on the challenge of trying to take down the super teams. This is the mindset that many other players in the league possess, but when the opportunity presents itself it’s hard to turn down.
In Lillard’s case, he’s playing on one of the promising teams in the league led by him and reigning Most Improved Player award winner C.J. McCollum. The Trail Blazers have a bright future ahead of him with a roster full of young talent that could have many trips to the playoffs in the coming years. Lillard will have his first chance to take down that monster this season in the new-look Warriors.