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Damian Lillard joins Steph Curry in declaring desire to play for Team USA

by Jim Lemuel Wilson, September 20, 2019 11:16pm

Despite having a busy off-season, Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard said that he would want to suit up for the national basketball team of the United States of America should the opportunity arise.

Speaking to James McKern of news.com.au, Lillard said that joining the team is part of his plans.

“I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing,” Lillard said.

Asked if he would want to add an Olympic gold medal in his trophy cabinet, the four-time All-Star replied: “Definitely.”

Even though Lillard has been around the USA Basketball since 2014, he has never represented the country in an international basketball tournament.

The 2018 All-NBA First Team member has had a busy off-season after the team’s season came to an end at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. He is filming Space Jam 2 alongside LeBron James, releasing his third rap album, and travelling to Asia for endorsement deals. He also signed a supermax, four-year contract extension with the Blazers.

Just a couple of days ago, Warrior Steph Curry said that he would want to be part of Team USA.

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