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Blazers’ Lillard on Leaving Portland: “Absolutely Not”

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The Portland Trail Blazers star guard responds to questions about his future with Portland on Instagram live.

Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game One Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Damian Lillard responded to a question about a potential departure from the Portland Trail Blazers on Instagram Live Friday night with a simple response: “Absolutely not.” Lillard goes on to elaborate, stating that he is in it for the “long haul.” In the video, he further denies the rumor that he is going to leave the Trail Blazers to play for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Since being selected with the No. 6 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Lillard has steadily climbed Portland’s all-time leaderboards. He trails only Clyde Drexler for points scored in a Blazers uniform.

Rip City knows Dame is a real one, and thanks to Oakland area rapper Mistah F.A.B. for asking the question.