Blazers’ Damian Lillard reacts to Paul George’s message in the press conference, says there is no bad blood between the two of them.
It has almost been two years since Damian Lillard knocked Paul George and Oklahoma City Thunder out in the first round of the playoffs. Dame did it with style, pulling up from 40 feet in front of Paul George, and hitting the dagger to seal the series.
Two years ago, PG called Dame’s shot a bad one. However, ever since, things have changed. After playing together for Team LeBron last night in the All-Star Game, PG feels differently.
Dame was a powerhouse off the bench, scoring 32 points, hitting the final shot from half-court to win the game. After the game, George back-tracked on his previous statement and admitted that Lillard has crazy range.
Damian Lillard accepts Paul George’s olive branch
If one watches carefully, PG’s statement also sounds like he’s apologizing for the criticism, and extending an olive branch. Dame appreciated the same and did not turn down the same.
When a fan on Twitter asked Dame what he felt about George’s statement, he replied by saying, “We shook hands. As a man, I don’t hold on to issues that tightly when it’s not that deep. Life is short.”
We shook hands. As a man I don’t hold on to issues that tightly when it’s not that deep. Life is short https://t.co/6f9K1IaAxy
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 8, 2021
Dame was also seen sharing George’s quote on his Instagram story.
Seems like Damian Lillard and Paul George are probably cool now (if they weren’t already)? pic.twitter.com/NxpTSxhPQU
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 8, 2021
There may be spats and quarrels on the court, but at the end of the day, the whole NBA is a big family. However, it would be interesting to see how friendly these two are when the Blazers and Clippers match up next. We would have to wait till 6th April for the same.