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Damian Lillard reacts to Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard’s NBA restart stance

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Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard has opened up about the recent movement of players not wanting to participate in the NBA bubble in Florida. Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard are two of the biggest names that do not support the league’s plan to return to action amid the current social climate, which is something the Dame understands.

The motivation behind Irving and Howard’s decision is their belief that the the NBA restart will distract the people from the Black Lives Matter movement. In his mind, Lillard believes the two stars make sense.

“I think Kyrie [Irving] and Dwight [Howard] have a point,” the Blazers star said in a recent ESPN interview (h/t Scott Polacek of B/R).

Then again, despite somewhat agreeing with their point-of-view, Damian Lillard affirmed how he still intends to participate in the remainder of the season. The Blazers All-Star was quoted saying that while he “doesn’t feel 100 percent comfortable” returning to action amid the COVID-19 crisis, it’s a risk that he is willing to take.

Lillard made it clear that despite his decision to go against the Irving-led movement of boycotting the season, he is still supporting the fight against racism.

“A lot of our hearts are with our people,” the Blazers guard said. “Our mind is with our people. We feel like we should be a part of that, we should be a part of that fight. … Maybe we should be focused on that.”

This issue has been truly polarizing, and it has placed a wedge among the players themselves.