Damian Lillard Confronts Heckler In The Parking Lot After Game

Bryan Brandom
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Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers fell by one to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. A pair of Jimmy Butler free throws ultimately put Minny ahead, and that, along with a 21-5 free-throw disparity, irked Lillard.

“Can’t buy a damn foul call,” Lillard said after falling 108-107. “That’s the most frustrating part. … You never want to pay too much attention to that at the beginning of the game, you want to let the game happen. But then at crucial moments, we’re making plays and trying to score, and guys (are) getting hit. Guys literally out there grabbing my arms. I got hit in the face once time. And it’s like in (my) shooting motion. It’s a clear, easy play, you know what I’m saying? And it’s impacting the game.”

That frustration apparently continued after his emergence from the walls of the Target Center.

En route to the team bus, Lillard halted to confront a group of fans congregated outside the arena, believing one had said something to him.

Though Lillard might not be the most imposing figure on an NBA floor, any potential heckler got quiet real quick when the 6’3″ athlete came looking for answers.

After silencing the heckler, Lillard took exception to his being filmed.

Lillard addressed the incident on Twitter, stating that the fan had apologized.

 

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