Damian Lillard had an opportunity to leave the Portland Trail Blazers after almost a decade. In fact, he was linked with the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the entire offseason. Dame stayed in Portland, but Carmelo Anthony left the team to join the Lakers. Did he ever consider joining LeBron James and the Lakers? Do you know that Damian Lillard and LeBron had a meeting?
In June, someone took a photo of LeBron and Dame at a WNBA game. These two spent some time in LeBron’s house on Brentwood, California to talk. What did they talk about?
“Bron asked what I was thinking with my situation, and I told him what I’m telling you: that I just want to be in a position to win it all,” Lillard told NBA insider Chris Haynes. “He painted the picture to me that if I were to leave, the situation could look like this. He didn’t tell me to come to L.A., and he didn’t say anything to me that I didn’t already know other than what it could look like. I told him, ‘I know if I were to play with y’all, I know it would work out because of my skill set,’ and who I am and who they are.”
Damian Lillard and LeBron didn’t force any topics during the meeting
It turns out that LeBron didn’t really force Lillard to join the Lakers. He didn’t say anything about his future in Los Angeles. Their conversation revolved around Lillard’s game with the Blazers. Would have been a good fit for the Lakers? We will never find out.
“I was just saying, I don’t know if this is the route I wanted to go,” Lillard said, refering to the idea of joining a super team. “And that was pretty much how the conversation went.”
This conversation helped both players determine their future plans. Lillard stayed with the Blazers and LeBron continued with his great game.
The Lakers won five of the last six games. Players have found their groove and now they are winning games. LeBron missed two games, but he is back into game action. Let’s see how will the season end for LeBron and Lillard. They are extremely competitive, remember?