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CJ McCollum has a good laugh about a recent Damian Lillard article

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Welp, this NBA offseason, Portland Trail Blazers fans have endured a lot of rumors and chatter on social media.

Whether it's 'Damian Lillard wants out of Portland' or the potential trade partners for the Blazers to land a power forward superstar and ship out CJ McCollum -- The rumor mill has been churning this summer.

The latest article with “sources” about Lillard’s desire for a championship claims: He’s willing to give up his big payday.

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Yep, that’s according to the recent True Hoop article from Henry Abbott.

And both Lillard and McCollum couldn’t help but discuss the "news" on social media.


Dame, who is set to begin his four-year, $196 million supermax contract extension in the 2020-21 season, just used one simple ‘face palming’ emoji to describe his feeling on the matter.

While McCollum had words for the latest article that states:  

"Sources say Damian Lillard is willing to forgo paychecks to get to a title team, if it comes to that."

McCollum is always keeping it light:

To which Lillard responded as the two had a good laugh on Twitter together.

This exchange is another reason why we all love social media.

Also, remember – “it’s getting outta hand” at the moment when it comes to the rumors surrounding Lillard’s future.

For now, it’s time for Rip City to focus on #SummerBlazers with Summer League set to tip-off for Portland on Aug. 8 from Las Vegas against the Charlotte Hornets.