Damian Lillard grew up in Oakland and has remained faithful to his Raiders while suiting up for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Fellow star guard and teammate C.J. McCollum was born in Ohio and remains true to his long-downtrodden Browns.
Ahead of Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Browns in Oakland, the two Blazers stars decided to troll one another in the best possible way.
It started with McCollum focusing on how the Raiders are 0-3 and that another loss would pretty much end the team’s playoff aspirations. Not to be outdone, Lillard mockingly told McCollum that the Browns last win before this past Thursday’s victory over the Jets came when the 28-year-old wasn’t even old enough to drink.
It’s all sorts of great.
Will their friendship survive?! pic.twitter.com/IljLGT9hbK
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) September 25, 2018
Surprisingly, there is a certain level of excitement heading into this game. Rookie No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield will make his first NFL start after leading the Browns to their first win since Christmas Eve of 2016.
Already boasting a better record than the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, a win here would be pretty big for Cleveland. On the other hand, the Raiders have started Jon Gruden’s second stint as head coach by losing their first three games.
If they were to lose to the Browns at home, Lillard might never hear the end of it.