Lillard Doesn’t Want Another Cavs-Dubs Finals: We Need To ‘Break This Sh-t Up’
While Cleveland Cavaliers fans and Golden State Warriors fans would embrace a fourth straight year with their teams facing off in the NBA Finals, at least one prominent player in the league wants that to stop right now.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is one player that wants this chapter in the NBA to end. And he thinks it’s up to the other teams in the league to end the Cavs-Warriors reign of terror.
Lillard made it very clear last year that he has ‘too much pride’ to ever join a super team to increase his chances of winning a ring.
“If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it,” Lillard said during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday.
“It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to win it,’ but we play the game to win it. So when people do it, that’s their decision. I wouldn’t do it. That’s just not who I am.
“I might have too much pride for that or be too much of a competitor where I couldn’t bring myself to do it, but it also makes it more fun. You get to take a monster down and that’s always fun.”
At one point, Kevin Durant said the same thing, but we all know what happened last offseason.