Damian Lillard claims that he’s ‘shaking his f**king head’ and is likely referring to the fact that the Suns have a 3-0 lead over the Nuggets.
Postseason disappointment has unfortunately, become an event of regular occurrence for Damian Lillard and the Portland TrailBlazers. After having made the Playoffs for 8 straight seasons under bench boss Terry Stoots, the Blazers front office grew tired of postseason mediocrity and fired Stotts after yet another first round exit.
The first round exit in mind currently is the Blazers loss to an injury-riddled Denver Nuggets team that took care of business in 6 games. The Nuggets did so with a combination of Nikola Jokic tormenting Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Enes Kanter in the minutes that Jusuf Nurkic was on the bench, and stellar guard play from Monte Morris and Austin Rivers.
Despite the fact that Damian Lillard balled out and even had one of the most historically great offensive performances in Game 5, factors such as CJ McCollum’s inability to be a second option, Nurkic’s inability to stay out of foul trouble, and Stotts’s lackluster defensive schemes played into Playoff disappointment yet again.
Damian Lillard has a cryptic message for NBA fans on Twitter.
The Phoenix Suns on the other hand, have been merciless against Jokic and the Nuggets. With Devin Booker playing like an absolute superstar and Chris Paul dropping 27 points in Game 3, the Suns have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead over the reigning MVP’s squad.
While this game was going on and was tipping in the Suns’ favor, Damian Lillard took to Twitter to tweet an acronym that holds more weight than more people think.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 12, 2021
‘SMFH’ translates to ‘shaking my f**king head’ and it is unclear whether Dame was referring to the fact that Phoenix is demolishing the Nuggets with ease while the Blazers struggled mightily against them. However, with the timing of the tweet being sent out and the probable context behind it, the Blazers may be dealing with a disgruntled star.
This isn’t the first time the Blazers would be dealing with a Blazer great who was tired of falling short in the Playoffs as they dealt with this nearly 30 years ago with Clyde Drexler in 1995 as he was shipped off to the Rockets.
There has been no news from Damian Lillard’s camp or from the Blazers suggesting that the 6x All-Star would want out. If anything, reports have claimed he’s very much involved in the lookout for a new coach. However, it’ll be interesting to see how long can a player of Dame’s caliber sit back and watch his prime be wasted on first round exits.