Damian Lillard is getting it done on and off the court in the NBA bubble these days.
The Portland Trail Blazers superstar is putting it all on the line every game as the Blazers attempt to secure a playoff berth.
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Winners in three of their past four contests, Lillard has raised his level of play and averaged 34.7 points per game to go along with eight assists per game.
But it’s away from the hardwood where the All-Star point guard is drawing plenty of eyeballs in recent days.
After falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 122-117 on Sunday, Paul George ignited a long-running feud with Lillard by waving goodbye as the game finished. A throwback to when Lillard eliminated George from the playoffs with a deep three and waved goodbye.
The barbs began to fly immediately after the contest on social media with Lillard engaging both George and Patrick Beverley in a spicy spat.
The scene on Instagram 🍿 👀 pic.twitter.com/wk4JuD5af7
Now just days later, Lillard has returned to social media with some absolute fire and this time he turned the torch on long-time presenter Skip Bayless.
Bayless often draws the ire of both fans and athletes with some of his takes on Fox Sports 1 and Lillard took exception to the presenter saying he didn’t believe in him when it mattered.
“Is he really that guy? Does he really have super in front of star? I don’t see it,” Bayless said.
“And I haven’t seen it when it really, really counted.”
The comments from Bayless quickly made their way to Lillard who was quick to call him out and for acting different in person compared to in front of the camera.
I have never been buying nothing about you fam. You a joke. And after our private convo full of back pedaling you will never have my respect 🤡 https://t.co/do0yxFgUju
Totally different https://t.co/JR4KvS1MGC
Ask him what he said when I asked him “ and why you always hatin on Bron ?” https://t.co/0FFrB7CRSV
The Blazers have two games remaining against Dallas and Brooklyn before a play-in tournament will take place for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
As it stands right now the play-in games will be between the Memphis Grizzlies and the ninth placed Blazers. But sitting only half a game behind the Blazers is the Suns and Spurs.
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