Old Tweets Surface Of Damian Lillard Saying He Would Play For Lakers

Portland Trail Blazers’ negotiations with Chauncey Billups to become their next head coach could ultimately lead to Damian Lillard requesting a trade.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweeted out that Lillard was not consulted on the pending hire of Billups. Lillard has become tainted by the backlash following the Blazers coaching search and has “concerns on whether a championship contender can be built” in Portland, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. It has left him considering looking for a way out from the franchise that drafted him No. 6 overall in 2021.

Since rumors are suggesting that he may demand a trade, social media dug up an old tweet of Lillard that shows he previously called out which two teams he would play for.

“If Blazers said they didn’t want me… Utah Jazz or Lakers,” Lillard tweeted on June 14, 2017.

Could Dame be on the move this offseason? Only time will tell.

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