The All-Stars are moving more and more in the NBA, no longer hesitating to request their transfer, even when they have many years left on their contract. Led by LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, the “power grab” of Big League players, or rather superstars, is an interesting phenomenon of the past decade.
However, Damian Lillard is wary of this trend, explaining that it is a double-edged sword for players.
“I don’t take a position of power. If they ask me something, I give them the answer. I will tell them what I really think. I’m not here to try to make a decision or anything like that. I do my job. If someone presents me with something or asks me a question, I answer honestly” he responds thus to Hoopshypewhile Amen Thompson said he was “part of the front office”.
For the playmaker, who reminds once again that he wants to fight for the title but that it is not the alpha and the omega of what he does, using his “power” too much can thus be back against the players.
“I try not to be part of this player power grab because we’ve seen enough situations where guys had that power and influence when they were at their peak and at the top of their game, but when they didn’t. were more at that level, people remembered. They will remember how you used that power and harnessed it. This can determine how you go. It can affect you at the end of your career, when you feel like you are being disrespected or treated in a way that doesn’t represent the type of career you’ve had. »
Damian Lillard wants to be extremely careful, so as not to destroy the bridges he has built so far.
“In our time, you have to be careful how you manage this position. We’ve seen instances where guys handled this in a way that wasn’t best for them. And we learned from it. »
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