“If you’re Paul George and you go to the West and you don’t win and you don’t make the playoffs, you’re not making the All-Star team. And even if you go and you squeak into the playoffs, you might not make the All-Star team; you might be Damian Lillard.”
While alluding to the possible scenario of Paul George playing for the Lakers and potentially becoming lost in the crowd in a superstar-stocked Western Conference, Chris Broussard dropped Damian Lillard’s name in a comparison that drew the ire of social media – eventually leading to Lillard taking time from his busy weekend to actually phone into the 'Fox Sports Radio Weekends' radio show that Broussard and Mark T. Willard were LIVE hosting.
Broussard at one point was quoted as saying, “I would rather be in Boston or Washington and be John Wall and Isaiah Thomas than Damian Lillard,” mentioning how Lillard failed to make the All-Star team this season in a Western Conference with Steph Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Klay Thompson compiling a loaded guard position that is as formidable in the standings as they are on the stat sheet, leading Broussard to say how George would be buried in the forward hierarchy (KD, Draymond, KAT, Blake, Jokic, Hayward, Aldridge) much like Lillard is at guard.
Broussard said if the Lakers teeter on the outskirts of the playoffs, George will receive the Lillard treatment, and not gain admission to All-Star games in the future, as Lillard's Blazers were under .500 while All-Star voting concluded this season.
When Lillard called in, he asked Broussard, “You said if he goes to the Lakers and they lose then he’s going to have a tough time making the All-Star game. The last four years I haven’t been a loser so my question was why was my name used for that example when the production has always been there?”
Listen to the entire interview here.