Damian Lillard Names 1 Thing "Missing" In The NBA Right Now

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In the old NBA, players were usually committed to the franchise they played for. That is history.

Well not Damien Lillard

Despite the disaster of the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard refused to leave the Western Conference franchise.

In the old NBA, players weAccording to Lillard, that kind of loyalty is "missing" in the NBA right now.re usually committed to the franchise they played for. That is history.

"Something that is missing in our league, passion, pride,

Not just for the name on the back but for the name on the front,” he said on Saturday.

He is not wrong. In fact, his comments show what damage is being done to the NBA right now.

Basketball has become a player-driven sport in contrast to football, where the team is core to the fans.

This doesn't mean that basketball teams no longer have fans, but it's hard to cheer for teams that are constantly changing.

In the old NBA, players were usually committed to the franchise tHopefully Lillard can set an example for other players around the league.hey played for. That is history.

In the old NBA, players were usually committed to the franchise they played for. That is history.

However, that's only possible if the Trail Blazers can build a championship team around themselves - something they haven't been able to do until now.

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