Damian Lillard candidly expressed the drawbacks of being engaged fully in a Covid-threatened NBA regular season.
2020 was a difficult year for practically everyone we know. Basketball stars still have to follow stringent protocols, despite the release of the Covid vaccine. The USA is losing around 4000 people to the pandemic every day now. This is putting greater pressure on its healthcare than ever.
It will take a long time to administer the vaccine to the entire population. It’s not going to be business as usual any time soon. Pro sports are adapting to the new normal and are staging games behind closed doors. These are dark times for everyone.
The Blazers have had a characteristically topsy-turvy start to the season. They’re now 6-4, but they started off with a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz. They are tipped to be one of the challengers to the incumbent Lakers in the playoffs.
Damian Lillard explains how hard it is to stay in a veritable bubble
Lillard presented a somewhat morose picture of his life of late while speaking to the media today:
“I feel like I’m living my life in a box, I’ll go to practice, I go back home. I don’t go anywhere else. Can’t go to dinner, go to a movie or hang out with my family cause my family members they have lives. I live on my phone cause I can’t interact with people in person basically.”
Damian Lillard: “I feel like I’m living my life in a box, I’ll go to practice, I go back home. I don’t go anywhere else. I can’t go to dinner, go to a movie or hang out with my family cause my family members they have lives. I live on my phone cause I ca… https://t.co/oY037nTCSQ
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The Blazers don’t have it better or worse than any other NBA team. While the likes of Kyrie Irving and James Harden have flipped out, Damian Lillard has managed to maintain his focus.