“How do you expect the team to be better when you get 120 million after 2 years”, “Loyalty has a price”, “He values money more than rings”
No player is arguably more loyal to the franchise in the league than Damian Lillard yes. Although constantly can’t hold back NBA championship title, he stuck with Portland Trail Blazers.
The six-time All-Star star has extended his contract with the franchise for two more years. The expansion is worth $122 million and will see players stay with the Trail Blazers through 2026, with a player option for the 2026-2027 season.
Fans have since reacted to the news of Dame renewing with the Trail Blazers. Some praised him for being loyal and sticking with the team.
“Dame is the definition of loyalty.”
“Never run away from the blender.”
“Loyalty has a price.”
“lol so when a player is loyal to the franchise he is a money hunter. But when he asks for a trade he is a traitor. But what if he stays with his team and take a pay cut, he wants to win. This billion dollar owner made the Jedi Mind trick you.”
Others opposed the extension, demanding that he leave the franchise and pursue the titles. Some go on to claim that the point guard only works with franchises for the money.
“He needs to give up and come play for the passerby.”
“Let’s say he’s won the league minimum and we’ve gone into the off-season with maximum space to sign two lads… nobody’s coming to Portland anyway so who cares mind. Please pay Dame!!”
“Lillard has been my favorite site in the league for a while now, and I respect allegiance. But what if you expect the team to get better when you hit 120 million in 2 years? You won’t win. one ring takes up most of the cap”
“Money > Rings.”
“He values money more than rings. He’ll want to in a few years when he has another payday.”
How has Damian Lillard performed in the tournament so far?
Damian Lillard entered the league as the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He was picked by the Portland Trail Blazers. He has been with the franchise ever since. He ended his rookie season in the league as Rookie of the Year averaging 19 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.
During his sophomore season, Lillard was selected All-Star and has since featured in six All-Star Games. Earlier this year, he was selected as one of the 75 greatest NBA players in league history. He joins an exclusive club that includes Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
In 711 career games at the league, he averaged 24.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.