Two weeks ago, Damian Lillard started recruiting Steelers All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell to the Raiders.
The Portland Trail Blazers All-Star will have to settle for Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Moments after the Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, Lillard was asked by the media about his hometown Raiders acquiring Brown for two draft picks.
"I feel amazing," Lillard told reporters in Portland. "It’s the best news I got all day. It’s the Nation."
Oakland native and diehard @Raiders fans @Dame_Lillard's day went from good to great when he heard his team traded for @AB84, "I feel amazing. It's the best news I got all day. It's The Nation!" #RipCity #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/gVJeckaqMr— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) March 10, 2019
Lillard, born and raised in Oakland, also sent out a tweet shortly after Brown posted an image of himself photoshopped into a Raiders uniform.
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Lillard then continued his recruitment of Bell.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 10, 2019