Colin Cowherd: “Damian Lillard offensively is every bit Allen Iverson, but Iverson had controversy in high school so you knew him, then he went to national power Georgetown, then he went to big market Philadelphia, and then he had a big shoe deal. Then there’s Damian Lillard who went to high school and nobody knew who he was, except Weber State who offered him a scholarship. Then he goes to small market Portland that is so small it’s the only NBA franchise that wouldn’t be allowed to host an All-Star Game because they don’t have a hotel big enough in the city… If there is one player in the entire sport that you need a three-pointer from, there is only two people on the planet you think of – Steph and Damian Lillard, and Damian doesn’t get hurt as much… The downside of loyalty is sometimes you’re not as relevant. What you’re looking at right now with Damian Lillard is one of the greatest NBA players of all time, and perhaps the greatest scorer. I’ve never seen a player this offensively gifted. You’re looking at one of the greatest scorers, and perhaps the greatest scorer in the history of the league at his height. This is the downside of being kind of quiet, letting your game do the talking, and staying in a smaller city.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd give immense praise to Blazers star Damian Lillard for his torrid scoring explosion at the NBA’s bubble, as Lillard is coming off 61 and 51 point games in season-saving victories for the Blazers.
Lillard is averaging 37 points per game in Orlando and is almost single-handedly carrying a Blazers team clinging to the final seed in the Western Conference playoffs, despite second-hand man CJ McCollum possibly playing through a broken bone in his back.
Check out the video above as Colin details why we could finally be witnessing the peak from ‘one of the greatest players in NBA history’, who Colin says could very well be the league’s most underrated stars simply because he came from unknown Weber State, and is currently playing in one of the NBA’s smallest markets.