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Damian Lillard: ‘Neither team had an All-Star out there’

Damian Lillard, Cole Aldrich

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Cole Aldrich defends during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


The Trail Blazers lead the Clippers, 3-2. Portland has won three straight. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are out the rest of the series.

What’s it like to finally be the favorite, Damian Lillard?


It’s funny you say that. Neither team had an All-Star out there.

What a great and correct point to be brought up by Lillard, who was arguably the best player not be an All-Star this year.

He’ll forever have a chip on his shoulder, and I love it.