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Damian Lillard, Nikola Vucevic react to Michael Porter Jr.’s bold demand for more shots

Damian Lillard, Nikola Vucevic. Nuggets, Michael Porter Jr.

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. swung for the fences during his post-game interview on Wednesday, as he practically criticized Nuggets head coach Mike Malone for not involving him enough on the offense during Denver’s Game 4 at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. This was not exactly received well by most folks, and guys like Damian Lillard and Nikola Vucevic could not help but share their reaction to Porter’s rant via Twitter.

Vucevic opted to take a more comedic approach, as he seemed to imply how the 22-year-old youngster still needs to learn quite a bit about life in the NBA.

As for Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers superstar couldn’t seem to believe what he just heard from Michael Porter Jr.:

Lillard even took it a step further, reiterating his disagreement with Porter’s decision to speak out after a disappointing loss.

Even Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds got involved, sharing a hilarious 2K-inspired meme starring Porter:

To be fair to Porter, he did start off strong in this one, scoring 15 points in the first half alone. He disappeared in the second half, though, and ended up scoreless throughout the third and fourth periods. In Porter’s mind, he believes this comes down to a lack of opportunities on the offense.

This is Porter’s first time in the playoffs, and it is clear that his emotions are running high. He’ll just need to chalk this one off as a learning experience, which hopefully, will help him develop into an even better (and more mature) player moving forward.