Damian Lillard may one day regret his stance on NBA super teams
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, who was drafted by Portland with the sixth pick in 2012 and has since become one of the best point guards in the game, is probably not going to contend for a title in the near future. After losing LaMarcus Aldrige, Lillard brought the Blazers to the second round of the playoffs last season - something no one thought was possible at the beginning of the year - but the Portland roster is currently no match for the West's elite teams. Still, he has absolutely no interest in jumping ship to a more title-ready team.
Lillard said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio that he has "too much pride" to join a superstar-laden team.
Just because Lillard feels this way now at the age of 26 doesn't mean he can't change his opinion in a few years - and no one could blame him for it. Kevin Durant famously criticized players for flocking to superteams in the summer of The Decision. Durant's become one of the most hated players in the league for leaving Oklahoma City, but in 20 years people will judge him based on the number of championships he's won, not the number of different jerseys he's worn.