Damian Lillard Uses Russell Westbrook As Prime Example Of Why It Isn’t Always Better To Leave Franchise

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Damian Lillard is considered to be a successor of Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant – someone to remain with his franchise for the entirety of his career. Dirk’s loyalty and the loyalty Dallas gave back to Dirk is something Damian Lillard always drew inspiration from anyways.

With the Portland Trailblazers reaffirming their commitment on building a better supporting cast around the 32-year old point guard, Damian Lillard doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon.

That being said, while loyalty isn’t always met with success or even a championship, a move to a different team also does not guarantee the latter. Damian Lillard now used Russell Westbrook as a prime example of why the gras isn’t always greener when you leave a franchise.


“You look at Russell Westbrook. You leave OKC for Houston, then James [Harden] decided he’s leaving, now Russ is traded to D.C., then you get traded from D.C. to the Lakers, now you’re on your fourth team in four years and in your second year on the team, everybody is talking about how they should trade you. Now you’re coming off the bench. This dude is a Hall of Famer, an MVP. It’s an example that the grass isn’t always greener.”


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