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Damian Lillard Answers the “Top Tier” Question

The Trail Blazers guard leaves no doubt about his self-assessment.

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Whenever the subject of NBA point guards comes up, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard becomes a lightning rod for opinion and controversy. Some analysts rank Lillard among the league elite, citing his 27 ppg scoring average and “bigger than the franchise” profile. Others leave him lower, usually pointing to defense and win totals.

When a Twitter user requested a pair of outspoken media personalities to weigh in on the matter, he got more than he bargained for. Lillard himself stepped into the fray, leaving no doubt about his feelings on the matter.

Whether you judge Lillard’s attitude as cocky, confident, or a mix of both, his self-assessment remains firm and unwavering. If self-esteem makes the superstar, Damian is already there.