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Damian Lillard Wants To Know Why The Portland Trailblazers Can’t Have Fans In The Stands

Blazers star Damian Lillard wants to know why he isn’t playing in front of fans for home games, and that question has an obvious answer: You play basketball in Portland, where logic goes to die and government huggers rejoice. Basically every other NBA city holds fans (even Los Angeles), so why can’t the Blazers do the same?

Politics, Dame. Politics.

Lakers’ reserve Jared Dudley joined in on the conversation, which makes you wonder if the players are catching on to the stupidity of our local and national government. Maybe they are, but they’ll be told to pipe down by those above them. Just watch.

That’s right. The Lakers played Utah earlier this season in front of almost 10,000 screaming fans. And no, millions didn’t die over it the way Dr. Anthony Fauci would have predicted they would. Salt Lake City, Utah attended a basketball game and went on with their lives like we all should’ve been doing a year ago.

It’s taken this long for NBA superstars to feel the anger and confusion common folk have felt since last March 2020. Government insisting they know how to protect you better than you can protect yourself. It’s completely witless for the Blazers to bar fans from games, and now it’s impacting their players.

After all, that’s why Dame cares now when he couldn’t have given a rip months ago. He doesn’t necessarily care that we’ve been clamoring for our freedoms back, but when it starts affecting him — now he and others will start asking the right questions.

Commissioner Adam Silver will have a word

You can pretty much book the fact that Adam Silver is calling Damian Lillard for a one-on-one.

“Look, Dame…we don’t have the authority to allow fans at games. However, your local leadership does. We would prefer you didn’t complain about liberal leadership destroying the freedoms of America, so don’t because we have to keep those ‘leaders’ happy.”

That’s the conversation, and you can kiss the questions Dame wants answered goodbye. It’s unfortunate, yet it’s true. Portland might be more worried about Antifa than they are giving tax payers their freedoms back. Some advice to Dame would be to get the heck out of that town so you can live a normal life with free-thinking people.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. The “Big Assumption” being, the fans will return to watch a bunch of Social Justice Weirdos who complain about their underprivileged oppression in this racist society. I won’t be attending. America Matters.

  2. Well with all the riots looting burning and assaulting I think may have something to do with it that’s on top of the chicom league destroying itself from within pretty obvious to most people

  3. Gotta believe that the players are waking up and asking questions, amongst themselves.

    It truly is tragic that these young men – and for real, most of ’em are under 30, and haven’t had a prayer of a chance at real education ANYwhere in today’s America – have been successfully bombarded by CNN with all the false narratives, BLM, ANTIFA, etc…

    My son still watches NBA hoops purely for the basketball love. It really is a great sport, and ON the court, it still is basketball with amazing talents and efforts. I’m gonna hang onto that, and ignore the China NBA ‘leadership’ SJW bullshit.

    Eventually, the cream will rise to the top; and LeFraud & Co will dig themselves a proper burial…

  4. It’s because we have an egotistical, gutless governor who is determined to “save” a few people from -gasp! – actually getting sick (because that has never happened before in human history) – regardless of the fact they she’s destroying the other 98% of the state’s population. She assume what she does is working and doesn’t have the guts or decency to let people live their lives. That “killer” 1% mortality rate isn’t big enough – she needs to jack up deaths from other causes to make herself feel better.

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