Damian Lillard responds to a fan saying he bet his house on the Portland TrailBlazers getting 42 wins this 2020-21 NBA season.
The Portland TrailBlazers have had an interesting season to say the least. Going into the 2020-21 season, Neil Olshey and the Blazers front office were lauded for having one of the most successful offseasons in the NBA.
They acquired depth at the wing position and signed capable defenders who can back up Jusuf Nurkic. Damian Lillard and the Blazers have more or less lived up to the sort of record that was expected of them, as they stand at 32-24 on the season.
They would’ve perhaps been able to be at a more confident 36-20 if CJ McCollum and Nurkic hadn’t been sidelined due to an extended period of time due to injury.
Just as the Blazers were ready to string together a couple of with their starting lineup all returning back from injury, Damian Lillard suffered a strain to his hamstring, which has kept him out for the past two games.
Damian Lillard takes to Twitter to reassure a fan on his bet on the Blazers.
Dame’s injury cuts deep with Blazers fans who were amped up to see a fully healthy Blazers squad make some noise in the West, in hopes of perhaps climbing the standings. However, one fan, who goes by ‘LordTreeSap’ on Twitter, is especially gutted by Lillard’s absence on NBA hardwood.
In response to a tweet the All-Star sent out, the Twitter user asked Dame about how his hamstring was. He did so because he bet his house on the Blazers reaching 42 wins in the shortened, 72 game season.
With Dame out, the Blazers’ chances of snagging 10 wins out of the next 16 games has reduced significantly, something which the fan realizes. Damian Lillard took notice of this and sent out a confident, two word message reading, “Say less.”
Say less https://t.co/MK3dmgswqI
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 19, 2021
Going 10-6 to finish off the season would be nothing short of miraculous for Portland, especially the way they have been playing this season. Simply put, they have not been able to win against teams that are above .500.
Considering the fact that the Blazers have games against teams like the Nuggets and Clippers on their docket as the season approaches to an end, perhaps the fan should start packing his furniture now, rather than later.