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.

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