Cell phone video has captured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard yelling at fans while exiting the arena following a tough loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The first clip shows Lillard reacting to something that a bystander says to him.
After that, Lillard tells a bystander to put their phone down, presumably to stop recording the exchange.
This video includes audio of whatever was said to set Lillard off, but the actual verbiage remains indistinct.
Lillard has responded with this Tweet:
They just lookin for attention. I’m lookin past his camera because he not even the one that said it. https://t.co/PXXzs9B73L— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) December 19, 2017
Chris Haynes of ESPN reports that Lillard was set off when fans yelled anti-gay slurs at him:
A couple of rowdy fans uttered anti-gay slurs to Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard on Monday night.
When Lillard was walking to the team bus after the Blazers' 108-107 loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota, two individuals shouted the slurs in his direction, sources told ESPN.
Lillard confirmed to ESPN that the phrases were shouted at him.
We’ll update this story if more develops.