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Damian Lillard: Clippers, George Not True Rivals

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Portland’s star says that real rivalries are built on the court and the Clippers ain’t it.

Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

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 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.”

The Trail Blazers take on the Clippers tonight in Los Angeles at 7pm PST.