Oh how I wish we could magically go back in time and draft this man. Yes I’m a fanboy of him. Great Players Tribune article on Dame, who is the last of this in the NBA. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/damian-lillard-loyalty-over-everything “I’m saying, you think you know how deep this goes, but you have no idea. When I say that I will never, ever switch up on the city of Portland, I mean what I say. When I say that I will never, ever switch up on this organization, I mean what I say. They might switch up on me. That’s business. That’s basketball. But I will never switch up on the city. I don’t want it easy. I’m drawn to the struggle. When I came here, we hadn’t won a playoff series since 2000. You had so many injuries to franchise guys like Brandon Roy and Greg Oden over the years, and it’s so tough to come back from that. Even going way back, you had All-Stars like Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton who didn’t choose to end their careers as a Blazer. Well, I’m going to be that. I’m going to carry that. I’m going to bring a ring to this city or go down swinging.” Beyond basketball this gives a great look at Dames life as well. Really great Players Tribune article.