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Damian Lillard: Superstar? (w/ poll)

Yesterday, Portland's Damian Lillard won the NBA's Social MVP award. What struck me as significant is that he won the award over LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, who have much larger followings on social media. This made me wonder if Lillard is on his way to superstardom.

WORKING IN DAME'S FAVOR:

He was the unanimous Rookie of the Year in 2012-2013

He made the all-star game in his just his second season, as well as the all-NBA third team

He was the first player to appear in five events at the all-star game

He won his second consecutive skills challenge on all-star Saturday

He's got a fat shoe contract (and slick campaign) with Adidas

He is on the short-list to represent Team USA at the FIBA World Cup this summer

He made THE shot of the 2014 playoffs

WORKING AGAINST DAME:

He plays for a small-market franchise

He's not considered much of a two-way player

His team isn't a bona fide contender, even with another all-star in the frontcourt

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