Holdahl: Shaquille O'Neal Compares Blazers G Damian Lillard To Damon Stoudamire

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith and Greg Anthony discuss Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard, comparing him to Damon Stoudamire.

Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com notes that TNT commentator and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal recently compared Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard to former Blazers guard Damon Stoudamire.

Here's a partial transcript.

Kenny Smith: "It looks like he's doing drills. Two dribble pull-up, one dribble pull-up, get to the rim, reverse layup. It's like he's doing drills that you do in practice. I haven't seen him from his NBA summer camp, against other rookies, NBA preseason, to the four games now, look out of control. That's the difference, he has a poise about him that looks like he's been here before. Who does this guy play like? He seems like he's been in our life before.

Shaquille O'Neal: "I've got it. He plays like a right-handed Damon Stoudamire."

Kenny Smith: "But bigger. Bigger, stronger, better defender.

Shaquille O'Neal: I'm talking about his shooting skills.

Greg Anthony: "He shoots it. Damian can shoot it but [Stoudamire's] is really quick, off the bounce and the catch."

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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