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Lillard calls out ‘clown’ Blazers writer over report

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 5/25/2018 Darryn Albert
Damian Lillard holding a sign © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard is going after a local Portland writer over a recent report.

John Canzano of The Oregonian reported on Thursday that the Blazers guard, who just earned First Team All-NBA honors, requested a follow-up meeting with team owner Paul Allen. Canzano quoted a league source in his report.

On Friday, Lillard himself took an opportunity to respond, tweeting out a link to the story and attacking the credibility of the “clown” Canzano.

Lillard, 27, averaged 26.9 points (a career-high) and 6.6 assists per game this season, leading the Blazers to the No. 3 seed in the West. However, they were disappointingly swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round.

While the Lillard has every right to be frustrated, it does not sound like things have quite escalated to the point where he is calling for additional meetings with ownership. Interestingly enough though, the All-Star guard is not the first Blazer to call out a member of the Portland media in the last month.

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