Damian Lillard on dagger against Thunder: ‘That was for Seattle’

Jan 14, 2019; Sacramento, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) between plays against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A native Oakland, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is not afraid to let us know what’s on his mind.

It’s led to some petty spats with other players around the Association. It’s also what makes Lillard a truly different individual.

In talking about his series-clinching Game 5 three-pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder in this year’s playoffs, Lillard took that to an entirely new level.

“What can I say? That was for Seattle,” Lillard told Sports Business Radio this week.

Man, it’s not enough that Dame legitimately put an end Oklahoma City with that dagger in the first round of the playoffs. No, he had to add salt to the wound.

Lillard is obviously talking about the Seattle Sonics relocating to Oklahoma City back in 2008. That move still doesn’t sit well with west coast folk.

Game 5 of the first round also represented the final time both Paul George and Russell Westbrook suited up for Oklahoma City. It came in Portland, a mere three-hour drive from the Thunder’s old stomping grounds in Seattle.