Another game, another incredible and clutch performance from MVP hopeful Damian Lillard, and hey, another win for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Blazers were trailing 123-123 with 20.5 seconds left on the clock, and Lillard decided it was his time to take over and win it for his team.
Lillard drives to the basket for a bucket that resulted in an and-1, which would eventually seal Portland's 126-124 victory against the Pelicans.
It would also mark the Blazers' sixth straight win of the season. Another impressive night by one impressive basketball player.
Lillard finished with 43 points and a career-high 16 assists in the win.
All of that deserves some praise, right?
You'd think NBA media would be all over this storyline-- giving props to Lillard and his clutch performances with CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins and Rodney Hood all missing time.
Well, NBA media doesn't seem too impressed.
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Instead of giving Lillard props, the focus was about how Lillard ruined Zion Williamson's night.
At this point, it is getting just plain disrespectful.
WHAT MORE DOES HE HAVE TO DO FOR YOU TO NOTICE HIM?!
Sure, Zion scored 36 points.
His team lost and had a +/- of -4 in the 34 minutes he played.
In fact, every time Zion Williamson has scored 30+ points this season the Pelicans have lost.
Sorry if we're not impressed.
Lillard, on the other hand, has been clutch beyond belief this season.
And in his career.
What more can Lillard do to get the respect he deserves? I mean, it's just ridiculous at this point and it's hard to understand why this continues to happen.
Lillard is averaging 29.8 pts, 4.4 rpg, and 7.7 apg. He currently is third in the league on scoring.
So what does Lillard have to do at this point to prove his worth?
Maybe its up to the fans of the Blazers to keep screaming his praise each and every game at this point, so people in other areas get what the man is doing in Portland.
He deserves to be in the MVP conversation and the people should know that.
It's frustrating to see Lillard overshadowed, but it's great to see none of that stuff really bothers him, at the end of the day.
Continue to make Lillard the underdog... we dare you.