Portland Trail Blazer fans are abuzz with talks of rivalry as Damian Lillard and the Blazers take on Patrick Beverly, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier today, Yahoo Sports posted a thread on twitter about the supposed rivalry between Lillard and George.
The Blazers and Clippers play each other tonight.— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) December 30, 2020
They are not friends.
This is a thread about their beef. It started when Damian Lillard hit this shot over Paul George to eliminate the Thunder in 2019. pic.twitter.com/ZvC82JvPm4
The thread talked about the shot Lillard hit while George—at the time playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder— was coving him in 2019. Lillard’s three-pointer eliminated the Thunder in first round of the playoffs. The same Yahoo Sports twitter thread goes on to highlight the comments that have been fired off back and forth between Lillard and George in the months following that shot both to the media and on social media.
Ahead of the Clippers game tonight, Lillard commented on the alleged rivalry between himself and George, saying “I thought a rivalry was built on the court.”
"I thought a rivalry was built on the court, you know what I'm saying? I don't think this is a rivalry." -- @Dame_Lillard on tonight's game vs. Clippers— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 30, 2020
The Trail Blazers take on the Clippers tonight in Los Angeles at 7pm PST.