Following the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard commented on the behavior of both Paul George and Patrick Beverly on the sidelines in his post-game media availability. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Lillard stated that he sent both home.
Damian Lillard on the antics of Patrick Beverly and Paul George down the stretch of today’s game. Lillard unloads. pic.twitter.com/NFgEiiVHVi— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 8, 2020
Bleacher Report took the quote and turned it into a graphic, which Paul George took issue with on Instagram, according to Taylor Rooks.
Paul George leaves a comment pic.twitter.com/yaGipFOAkl— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 8, 2020
Lillard had to clap back.
https://t.co/M9Z1aS6M1P pic.twitter.com/ivYkTsO8AT— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 8, 2020
George appeared to attribute some things to his injuries and rehab on his Instagram story.
August 8, 2020
As Rip City knows, this kind of talk just fuels the fire of Damian Lillard, which is much needed as the Blazers take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the second game of a bubble back-to-back tomorrow afternoon.