Feb 3, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) is fouled by Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13) while dribbling the ball in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 100-90. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard on Portland residents: 'They’re strong about it being a hippie town'

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian collected some reader-generated questions for Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard this week, and the All-Star guard responded Thursday.

While he discussed a slew of topics, Lillard’s best answer was to a question regarding what he likes about the city of Portland:

My thing about Portland, what I like, they support what they support. People say, ‘Oh, it’s kind of a hippie town. And it’s weird.’ But they’re strong about being weird. They’re strong about it being a hippie town. You know what I mean? The Trail Blazers, they’re strong about supporting the Trail Blazers. Last year, we had a 13-game losing streak and the games were still packed and the fans were still cheering. I can respect that, because I come from loyalty. I like that “thick-and-thin” type.

Lillard also revealed that roller-skating is one of his favorite hobbies, which is a pretty darn Portland-y thing to say.

[Source: The Oregonian]

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  • David McPherson

    I love that comment. That made him my favorite player in the league. I hope he stays with Portland his whole career and is the all-time greatest Trail Blazer.