Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is indeed the walking epitome of a modern-day NBA guard. The 30-year-old supreme scorer undoubtedly possesses one of the best skillsets suited for today’s fast-paced game.
When asked by a fan on Twitter what type of attributes he would love to have from the game’s all-time greats, Dame Dolla cited the best abilities of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant.
Jordan athleticism, LeBron durability , Durant size/ skill set https://t.co/OheTktm1JT
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 18, 2020
Damian Lillard’s wishlist is pretty spot-on, considering these qualities combined would make the perfect NBA player.
Michael Jordan’s athleticism was truly a marvel to watch in the ’80s and ’90s. His Airness was a man well ahead of his time, bringing the entire league to new heights with his regal display of aerial prowess.
Lillard, meanwhile, has had plenty of battles with LeBron James over the years. It’s ridiculous how The King continues to be at the top of his game in his 17th year in the league at age 35. While his physical gifts have been evident since Day 1, LeBron’s ability to push Father Time away is just unheard of.
Kevin Durant, on the other hand, is pretty much an anomaly for a guy his size. While he is officially listed at 6-foot-10, KD does appear like a legitimate 7-footer. The Brooklyn Nets superstar’s game exudes fluidity on a nightly basis and is pretty much a terror match-up even for the NBA’s best defenders.
As for Dame, his fellow NBA players would likely wish to have his range and clutch gene. He notched 30.0 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and 40.1 percent from downtown in the regular season and went ballistic inside the bubble.
Lillard’s game is pretty amazing on its own, but it’s nice to see him acknowledge the other greats before him. Real does recognize real, after all.