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Stephen A. Smith Questions Damian Lillard’s All-Star Potential in Portland

The Trail Blazers Twitter account engaged with Stephen A. Smith over Lillard’s All-Star candidacy.

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With the battle for NBA All-Star selections heating up, the Twitter world held host to a contest of words Friday afternoon when the Trail Blazers Twitter team took offense to a remark by ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith regarding the All-Star candidacy of point guard Damian Lillard:

Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl also joined in, and he mentioned some similar-sized markets that will have All-Star representatives, with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans getting in as starters and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City a shoo-in for a reserve spot:

Stephen A. Smith responded on the offensive:

Here is full video of Smith’s original remarks:

One could make the case that Smith’s outspoken and somewhat abrasive stance could be helpful for expanding the talk on Lillard’s All-Star chances.